The nose is a very important facial feature which makes a big impact on the beauty of the face. More people feel that the shape of their nose is not apt according to the other facial features of the face and if rightly re-shaped it can increase the beauty of their face significantly. This can be done through plastic surgery by a procedure called rhinoplasty.
The shape of the nose is different in different ethnic groups. Asians as compared with Caucasians have a shorter, wider and less projecting nose. Thus Asians ask for augmentation of the nose structures rather than reduction as is usually the case with Caucasians.
Rhinoplasty involving augmentation procedure for the nose is called Asian rhinoplasty. It can be done for anyone requiring the nose to be longer or with a more projecting tip. It is done either by making incisions inside the nose (closed Asian rhinoplasty) or by making a small incision in between the nostrils (open Asian rhinoplasty). For augmentation the patient’s own cartilage is taken from the ear, ribs or nasal septum or synthetic biocompatible materials can be used.
Each patient’s facial feature is unique and all have different expectations from the surgery. Thus a computer imaging will be done to explain the changes possible and how you would look with the surgery. You should have realistic expectations from the surgery. In rare cases infection of the implant or displacement of the implant may occur and will be closely monitored in the follow up after the surgery.