A beautifully-shaped nose provides a focal point for the face and harmonizes with the other facial features. Asian cosmetic surgery specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva uses her experience and expertise to provide ethnic rhinoplasty that flatters Asian facial features. Asian rhinoplasty patients in Newport Beach and the greater Orange County area can enjoy outstanding results at LEA Plastic Surgery.
What is Asian Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be an ideal solution for people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose, but nose surgery must be customized to provide the best results for each individual patient. Asian, African-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Caucasian rhinoplasty each require an entirely different surgical approach.
The Asian nose is unique from other ethnicities in that the nasal bridge is typically less prominent and the tip of the nose is broader and less defined.
Asian rhinoplasty at LEA Plastic Surgery in Southern California is designed to improve the appearance and structure of the Asian, Asian Hispanic, and African-American Asian nose by reducing or increasing the size of the nose, narrowing the width of the nostrils, transforming the shape of the nasal tip and improving the angle between the nose and upper lip.
One of the biggest challenges of Asian rhinoplasty surgery is maintaining the patient’s ethnic identity while improving the appearance of the nose and enhancing facial balance. As an Asian plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho Taghva has personal, in-depth knowledge of Asian facial anatomy and understands the concerns of her patients. Asian nose surgery is a delicate and technically challenging plastic surgery that requires a skilled plastic surgeon with a keen eye for detail like Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva.
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Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgeries, including the highly-specialized Asian nose job, are among the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed each year. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is a renowned ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, known for her ability to provide each patient with customized results that meet their preferences and preserve their ethnic identity. Each surgery is based on the individual’s unique preferences, but improved self-confidence is the number one benefit. Asian rhinoplasty in Orange County at LEA Plastic Surgery:
- Improves facial balance and harmony
- Enhances nasal appearance
- Provides natural-looking results
- Offers outstanding secondary or revision rhinoplasty results
- Improves breathing
- Reduces snoring
- Improves the appearance of a previously broken nose
- Enhances the appearance of the nose while maintaining Asian aesthetic beauty
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Am I a Candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva determines each prospective patient’s candidacy during a private consultation at the LEA surgery center in Newport Beach, CA. The best candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty in Newport Beach, Orange County, are physically healthy and have realistic expectations for what can be achieved with nasal surgery.
Asian Rhinoplasty Before-and-After Pictures
Your Asian Rhinoplasty Consultation
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s understanding of Asian anatomy and her extensive experience with Asian surgical techniques enable her to provide each patient with exceptional, natural-looking results. A detailed consultation with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Orange County, Los Angeles, will include before and after photos from previous LEA patients, a facial examination, custom plastic surgery recommendations, and an Asian rhinoplasty surgical plan.
The Asian Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs Asian rhinoplasty procedures in Orange County at the GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. GALEA is a state-of-the-art facility located next to the LEA plastic surgery office. It is Medicare-accredited, the highest level available for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers. Asian rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so patients can be driven home by a friend or family member soon after the surgery is complete.
Dr. Ho Taghva uses general anesthesia while she reshapes the patient’s nasal structure. There are two main surgical techniques: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho Taghva typically recommends the open technique as it tends to offer better results overall.
Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Ho Taghva artistically manipulates the cartilage to sculpt the tip of the nose and may further augment it with a cartilage graft taken from the ear or nasal septum. The dorsum, a bony area on the bridge of the nose between the eyes and the tip of the nose, can be augmented if necessary using one of the following methods: :a diced cartilage fascia (DCF) graft created with the patient’s tissue, a silicone implant, or an EPTFE (Gore-Tex) synthetic implant.
DCF ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries are Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s first choice because the DCF cartilage graft uses the patient’s tissue, which reduces the risk of infection and extrusion rate. The graft is created with septal, ear, and/or rib cartilage and deep temporalis fascia.
Unlike implants with premade sizes, the DCF cartilage graft is molded to create the desired shape and size. Because DCF surgery is more extensive and may take longer, nasal implants are still an option. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will thoroughly explain the nasal procedure during a private consultation.
Recovering from Asian Rhinoplasty
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will attach a splint immediately after the surgery, which she will remove in approximately one week. Some discomfort, like a stuffy nose sensation, can be minimized with over-the-counter or prescription pain relief.
Rhinoplasty patients may resume daily light activities and return to work shortly after the surgeon removes the splint. Strenuous activity should be avoided for six to eight weeks so that the delicate area can completely heal. Swelling and bruising will fade gradually within the first three weeks, but some swelling may persist for up to three months or even up to a year.
Why should I choose Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva?
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is one of the top Asian rhinoplasty surgeons in Newport Beach and Orange County. Patients from all over the country and those local to Southern California, including Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, travel to LEA Plastic Surgery for an Asian nose job in Newport Beach. Some patients even travel internationally for her expertise.
Due to her many years of experience performing Asian nose jobs, Dr. Ho Taghva is keenly attuned to the delicate complexities of the Asian nose and facial features. She is an exceptional ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon who is:
- Board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Received additional post-residency training in Korea for Asian Aesthetic Surgery
- Experienced in a diverse range of surgeries including Asian rhinoplasty, Asian blepharoplasty, breast lift, facial rejuvenation, facelifts, and endoscopic brow lifts
- Understands the Asian cultural background
- Experienced in Asian nose reshaping
- Highly skilled in cosmetic surgery and provides natural-looking changes that match each patient’s goals, add beauty, and bring facial harmony while preserving unique Asian aesthetics
- Keenly attuned to the delicate complexities of the Asian nose and facial features
Frequently Asked Questions about Asian Rhinoplasty
Asian rhinoplasty is a popular surgery and most rhinoplasty surgeries are problem-free. However, it is important to understand the potential risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, swelling, bruising, scars, and hematoma.
You will receive a complete list of pre-surgical instructions during your Asian nose job consultation in Newport Beach. Stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery to ensure proper healing. Avoid medications, supplements, and vitamins that may thin your blood, including aspirin, Aleve, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal inflammatory medications (NSAIDS).
Asian rhinoplasty can be performed as an open or closed surgery. Open rhinoplasty involves lifting the nasal skin to gain access to the nasal structure. Closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions made on the inside of the nostrils. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva almost exclusively performs open Asian rhinoplasty procedures because she is able to produce superior results using this technique.
You will have a splint on your nose to protect the new nasal structure and to help your nose heal. Dr. Ho Taghva will remove the splint in approximately one week and release you to return to your normal activities and work schedule if it includes light to moderate activity. Avoid strenuous activity for six to eight weeks to protect your nose and ensure proper healing. Discuss your lifestyle and activity level with the surgeon during your consultation.
Medical insurance companies generally consider rhinoplasty procedures to be optional or cosmetic. However, your health insurance may cover your rhinoplasty procedure if it is deemed necessary to address a breathing issue. Our office staff will be happy to answer your payment and insurance questions.
The initial bruising and swelling will gradually fade over the first three months. You will experience your first improvements during the first few weeks and the final results will be seen after about 12 months.
The length of the surgery will depend on the amount of work that is being done, but ethnic rhinoplasty usually takes about two to three hours.
Asian noses typically have a lower nasal bridge, which causes the nose to “blend in.” The tip of the nose is typically rounder and the nostrils are wider. The nasal tip is usually the most prominent Asian nasal feature because of the low bridge. Asian rhinoplasty patients usually request a raised nasal bridge for improved definition, a refined tip, and narrowed nostrils.