Asian Rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Asian Rhinoplasty

At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in Asian Rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the appearance of your nose and creates a facial balance. Rhinoplasties can solve various issues, from the size of your nose, width, negative appearance, or even issues like dorsal humps. Like any rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasties are unique and require experienced cosmetic surgeons to ensure optimal results they’re done properly.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who has dedicated his practice to cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face and neck. His extensive reputation makes him one of the most trusted and leading surgeons in the greater Tampa, FL, area. Ethnic rhinoplasties, like any rhinoplasty, require the utmost attention to detail to retain their individuality. When you choose Dr. Dominic, you’re in good hands. 

Is Rhinoplasty Worth It?

If you struggle with low-self esteem or insecurities due to the size or shape of your nose, an Asian rhinoplasty can help. Asian rhinoplasties can help you build up your confidence by balancing your nose shape with the rest of your face. 

Asian rhinoplasty can remedy a variety of issues and improve your facial appearance by: 

  • Adjusting the size of your nose
  • Fixing a dorsal hump
  • Realigning a crooked nose
  • Creating a better facial balance
  • Reducing the size of your nasal tip 
  • Reshaping your nostrils

In addition, there are health benefits to rhinoplasties: 

  • Fixing a deviated septum
  • Reduced Snoring
  • Fixing sinus problems 
  • Better sleep

Asian Rhinoplasty Cost in Tampa

On average, the cost of Asian rhinoplasty in Tampa ranges between $4,500 and $9,000. Depending on the complexity of your cosmetic rhinoplasty goals, the procedure may cost more. To get a more accurate estimate of your Asian rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dominic today. 

Types of Asian Rhinoplasty

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Dominic will choose between the different rhinoplasty procedures to provide the best results. Below are a few of the Asian rhinoplasty procedures we offer. 

Wide Nose Rhinoplasty

If you have a wide nose, an Asian rhinoplasty can straighten, narrow, or correct the angle of your nose, which will reduce its overall size. Bone or cartilage beneath the skin can cause wide noses, which can also make your face look unbalanced. 

Sometimes in a wide nose rhinoplasty, the surgeon will break your nose, which is referred to as a nasal osteotomy. The reason for this is to move the cartilage and bone into a better position. If necessary, Dr. Dominic may remove tissue, which can also help reduce the size of your nose. 

Dorsal Hump Reduction

A dorsal hump reduction is one of the most common types of rhinoplasty. Dorsal humps cause a noticeable bump along the bridge of the nose. This is often due to cartilage or bone irregularities that an Asian rhinoplasty can correct. 

Dorsal hump reductions often require an open rhinoplasty, so the surgeon can have optimal visibility. Dr. Dominic will need to make the necessary incision on the columella, the skin between the nostrils. Once cut open, he will sand down the cartilage and bone to remove the bump. 

Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty

A bulbous tip rhinoplasty reshapes the round or wide shape of the tip of your nose. Bulbous tips are caused by misshapen or excess cartilage in the tip that is either spaced too far apart, bowed, or wide. 

Corrections to the tip of the nose usually require open rhinoplasty. During an Asian bulbous tip rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic will remove cartilage from the bulbous tip and reshape the remaining cartilage to achieve your desired look. 


A septoplasty is a type of Asian rhinoplasty that corrects a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the bone and cartilage dividing the nostrils is crooked, which affects breathing and can cause headaches, congestion, snoring, and a visibly crooked nose. 

During a septoplasty, Dr. Dominic will remove the mucosa lining, reshape the bone and cartilage or remove parts of it if necessary, then place the lining back on. This procedure is considered a medical procedure which means insurance typically covers it. 

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

All rhinoplasty procedures, including Asian rhinoplasties, come in two forms: open and closed rhinoplasty. The complexity of your procedure will determine which method is necessary for your procedure. The main difference between the two procedures is the addition of the third incision on the columella during open rhinoplasty. 

In a closed rhinoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon makes all incisions within the nostrils, which are completely invisible from the outside. Closed rhinoplasties are best suited for minor adjustments to the shape of your nose. 

In open rhinoplasties, the surgeon makes an additional third incision on the columella. The third incision is used to gain more visibility. In most cases, if you need more significant adjustments to your nose, your rhinoplasty surgeon will opt for an open rhinoplasty. 

Asian Rhinoplasty Recovery

No two Asian Rhinoplasty procedures are the same. Your recovery time will depend upon the extent of your procedure and your adherence to Dr. Dominic’s post-procedure instructions. 

In the first week after your Asian rhinoplasty, soreness, swelling, and bruising in the surrounding area are all common. It’s essential during this first week to take it easy; any work, strenuous activity, bumps, or pressure can affect the results of your rhinoplasty. Rest is the best course of action during this time. 

In the second week, Dr. Dominic will remove your bandages and splint. By this time, your swelling, bruising, and soreness should start to alleviate. In addition, if your job is not strenuous, you may return to work. 

In the months after your Asian rhinoplasty, your swelling should continue to improve and eventually heal entirely. In some cases, the tip of your nose may be swollen slightly for up to a year after your procedure. After one year post-procedure, your results should be considered permanent. 

Combined Procedures

In most cases, you can combine an Asian rhinoplasty with other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dominic is experienced in performing rhinoplasty with additional cosmetic treatments for the face. 

Rhinoplasty and Facelift

A facelift procedure lifts and tightens the skin, which can help reverse the signs of aging. In conjunction with an Asian rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic can create a beautiful facial balance and aesthetic. 

To see how the combination of Asian rhinoplasty and facelift can remedy wrinkles, folds in the jawline, and other signs of aging, in addition to creating a beautiful facial balance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dominic. 

Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants

The chin and the nose are two of the most prominent parts of your face, and sometimes their appearance can cause dissatisfaction or low self-esteem. A chin augmentation, in addition to an Asian rhinoplasty, can work together to correct deformities and create a beautiful, balanced facial structure. 

Dr. Dominic has years of experience performing these procedures together and can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. 


Below are some common questions you may have about Asian rhinoplasty. 

Is rhinoplasty permanent?

Yes, rhinoplasty is permanent. It’s important to be careful during the first few months to ensure you do not affect the results of your procedure. After a year, your Asian rhinoplasty results will be permanent. 

Does a nose job change your smile?

No, a nose job doesn’t change your smile. In the first few weeks, there will be swelling on your face, which may cause your smile to look different. However, in the long term, there will be no change to your smile. 

Can rhinoplasty improve the function of my nose?

Yes, a primary result of an Asian rhinoplasty can be to remedy breathing problems. In addition, if you have a deviated septum, snore, sinus issues, or other breathing problems, a rhinoplasty can help. However, remedying these issues is a different type of procedure from standard cosmetic Asian rhinoplasties. 

Can you mess up your rhinoplasty?

Yes, if you aren’t following your aftercare instructions from Dr. Dominic, the likelihood that you alter the look of your rhinoplasty grows. We recommend that you DO NOT do the following: 

  • Blow your nose
  • Take showers
  • Strenuous activity
  • Bump your nose
  • Apply pressure to your nose. 

Who is the best candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you aren’t happy with the look of your nose or how it functions, then you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. In addition, if you are done growing, don’t smoke, and are reasonably healthy, you are eligible for a rhinoplasty. 

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