Getting a nose job these days is not a big thing anymore. This kind of cosmetic surgery has been practiced for ages, and is still quite popular in today's culture. It is readily available in many cosmetic surgery clinics at reasonable rates. Rhinoplasty has also evolved with the advances of modern technology to such degree that many people have successfully reshaped their noses according to their own personal standards.
However, the practice of Asian Rhinoplasty or surgically performing Asian nose jobs is comparatively younger than its Western counterparts. There is a very good reason for that.
For decades, the rhinoplasty standard of a good nasal “shape” followed those of the tall Western / European nose. This was not particularly pleasant to the eye because as we all know, the Asian face is not really compatible with the Western nose. At the same time, this type of nose proved to be more of a hindrance than anything else because the Asian physiology is not inherently adaptable to taller bridges or wider nostrils. This thought about multiple complications that usually led to a series of expensive corrective nose surgeries.
Thankfully, these days more and more medical practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery have mastered nose augmentation techniques on Asian patients.
There are various methods used in Asian rhinoplasty. Cosmetic surgery of this kind may range from simply using an injectable filler to create a more balanced look, reshaping the height or size of the nose without the need to operate; to surgically implanting a nasal silicone bridge that can give the patient a more distinct “dorsal hump.”
As a rule, the surgeon performing the Asian rhinoplasty has the last say as to what kind of method he / she will use. His / her decision would depend on several factors like: the actual size and shape of the patient's nose, what the patient wants, the materials that the procedure might entail, etc.
For the non-surgical option, a cosmetic surgeon would inject filler along the nasal bridge down to the tip of the nose. This is especially recommended to patients who just want to add a little more height to their nasal bridges, or those who want to correct minor physical flaw like: uneven nostril sizes, a dent in the nose tip area, or uneven bumps along the ridge of the nose.
This type of Asian rhinoplasty is actually more popular among patients in the age bracket of 30 years and younger for various reasons. For one thing, the procedure takes very little time to perform. A standard operation normally takes less than 2 hours.
Secondly, the recovery period is brief as well. The broising and swapping usually associated with nose jobs are minimal, and usually go away in a few short days. Lastly, the price of said procedure is more affordable than the surgical method of Asian rhinoplasty.
Those who want a more drastic change in their appearance would undergo cosmetic surgery where silicone nasal implants are added to the person's existing nose bridge. The height and shape of the implants are calculated to suit the shape of the patient's face. This is a more expensive option, of course. But unlike non-surgical rhinoplasty, this procedure is more permanent and stable.