Asian Rhinoplasty

As the central feature of the face, even small changes to the nose can dramatically enhance your look. This is one of the reasons for the enormous popularity of rhinoplasty. Individuals of Asian descent often have unique anatomical considerations that require a special skill set. An Asian rhinoplasty specialist can help them achieve their desired look without sacrificing the unique character of their nose to a “cookie-cutter” approach.

Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons who refined their skills practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are highly sought-after experts in Asian plastic surgery and complex revision cases. Patients choose Réviance® Plastic Surgery for Asian rhinoplasty from Clackamas, Portland, and other Oregon and West Coast cities.

How Is Asian Rhinoplasty Different From Traditional Rhinoplasty?

Traditional rhinoplasty is typically based on the anatomy (and beauty standards) of a “Western” nose. However, non-Caucasian patients have different needs than traditional rhinoplasty may be equipped to address, such as:

  • A less prominent nasal bridge
  • A wider and less angular nasal bridge
  • More fragile cartilage
  • Thicker overlying skin

In addition, Asian and ethnic noses do not typically suffer from a deviated septum. For many non-Caucasian patients, the goal is to refine the nose without losing its distinct character. Choosing a specialist in Asian rhinoplasty can give patients the peace of mind that their needs will be sensitively and skillfully addressed.

Meet Our Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are highly respected specialists in facial plastic surgery. In addition to being double board-certified plastic surgeons, they are medical scientists, artists, and innovators at the forefront of regenerative aesthetic medicine. Their elevated surgical techniques and multi-modality treatment plans help you look and feel your best.

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Dr. James Chan

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Your Asian Rhinoplasty Consultation

During your consultation with one of our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, you will discuss your goals in-depth and learn more about your procedure options. Dr. Kim or Dr. Chan evaluates your nose, answers your questions, and determines whether you are a good candidate for surgery. They also utilize computer imaging to help you preview your results and see how subtle changes can have a transformative impact.

While Asian rhinoplasty can be performed alone, many patients choose to enhance their results with complementary procedures, such as facial fat transfer or chin augmentation. Réviance Plastic Surgery champions a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to treatment. Your facial plastic surgeon will work closely with you to create a customized plan for your budget, preferences, and needs.

Am I a Good Candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty?

Asian rhinoplasty patients should be in general good health, non-smokers, and able and willing to commit to the recovery period and postoperative instructions. If you have previously had rhinoplasty performed, you need to wait at least a year from your surgery to ensure that all residual swelling has diminished and your nose has fully healed.

Younger patients also need to wait until their noses have finished growing, typically at the age of 14 for girls and 16 for boys. If you are a teenager interested in Asian rhinoplasty, we assess whether you are eligible for surgery or need to wait a bit longer.

What To Expect During Your Asian Rhinoplasty

In most cases, the goal of Asian rhinoplasty is to create a taller nasal bridge and a narrower, more defined nose. The most common technique to achieve this is by adding height to the nasal dorsum and bridge using a cartilage graft or silicone or Gore-Tex implant.

Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim also perform rhinoplasty to:

  • Refine the tip of your nose
  • Reduce the size of the nostrils
  • Address asymmetry
  • Smooth humps in the nasal bridge
  • Straighten a crooked bridge

The procedure is typically performed as a “closed” technique with incisions hidden inside the nose. Sometimes an open rhinoplasty—with a fine incision on the columella—is used to best meet the individual patient’s needs.

As rhinoplasty specialists, Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim will also ensure your nose functions optimally. Their commitment to form and function—and their expertise in achieving both—has helped to establish Réviance as a premiere destination for facial and Asian plastic surgery.

Revision Asian Rhinoplasty

Patients who have had a previous rhinoplasty elsewhere trust Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan to correct their initial surgical results and make the improvements they desire. Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than primary rhinoplasty and may require cartilage grafts taken from a donor site (such as the ribs) to give the nose the necessary support and structure.

Many plastic surgeons choose not to handle revision rhinoplasty cases, but Réviance Plastic Surgery specializes in them. Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim evaluate your unique case and provide their honest assessment of what they can accomplish.

Recovery From Asian Rhinoplasty

Most patients need 1 to 2 weeks of downtime before they can return to work. Swelling and bruising, including around the eyes, are common after rhinoplasty and largely resolve during the first couple of weeks.

It may take up to 12 months for your nose to settle into its final shape and for all residual swelling to dissipate. Dr. Kim or Dr. Chan provide you with detailed postoperative instructions and are available to answer your questions throughout your recovery.

How Much Does Asian Rhinoplasty Cost in Portland?

Your Asian rhinoplasty cost depends on the surgical technique needed, the extent of your surgery, whether it is a primary or revision procedure, and whether any additional treatments are desired to enhance your results.

Our surgeons provide you with a personalized quote during your consultation and cover available financing options with you. Insurance may cover part of your procedure if you are experiencing breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum or other structural issues.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim

Discover the Réviance Difference Today

Asian rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that can significantly affect your appearance and self-confidence. Skip the cookie-cutter approach and trust the skill and expertise of our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons. To meet with our functional, revision, and Asian rhinoplasty experts, please request a consultation or call us at (503) 953-1230 to get started.