What’s an Asian Rhinoplasty?
Many people choose to have an Asian Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills; but extra care must be paid to retain the unique features of an Asian nose. While taking these features into account, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo can change deformities or make the nose slightly smaller. Some find decreasing the size of the nares fulfills their wishes. Whatever your wishes, you can rest assured Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo will be able to perform your Rhinoplasty without losing your Asian identity.
Once you’ve decided to further your quest to a refined nose, you will have a consultation. The consultation is the first time meeting with Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo.
Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo will need to obtain your complete medical history. This allows him to pinpoint any potential problems that may occur during your Rhinoplasty. Bring a list of any vitamins, herbal supplements, and medications that you take to the consultation. Furthermore, you will need to inform Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo of any past or current drug, alcohol, or tobacco use. Smoking increases the chances of severe bleeding while drinking and drug use can cause cirrhosis of the liver, which means a greater risk for difficulty metabolizing the post-operative medications.
You will be able to visit with Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo about how you would like your Asian nose job to look. The results of Asian nose jobs should be a more refined and appealing nose that doesn’t stray from a natural look. In many cases people choose to have a Rhinoplasty to correct congenital nasal defects, or things they’re born with. Some may suffer from a perforated or deviated septum, and others may simply want to improve upon the angle or shape of the bridge of the nose.
Also in your consultation, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo will use computerized-imaging to create a simulation of how you will appear post-surgery. Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo will also assess your nose thoroughly. He will use a device called a nasal specula to examine the inside of your nose; it resembles a small pair of pliers, but it’s small enough to open the nostrils.
You and your care team will set surgical goals during your consultation. This open forum will allow you to ask any questions about the risks, outcomes, best surgery techniques, and costs of the procedure. With the completed assessment and consultation, you can then schedule your Los Angeles Asian Rhinoplasty with the city’s leading Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty Revision Specialists, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo.
The Asian Nose Surgery
Preparation for Surgery
Use an anti-microbial soap when you shower the evening before surgery. Repeat this process the morning of the surgery. You skin needs to be dry and free of any products routinely applied to the face when you check-in at the surgical unit. You will need to refrain from eating or drinking starting at midnight the night before the procedure. If you take any type of beta-blockers, or other blood pressure medications, please take them with a small sip of water. You should ask Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo during your consultation about approval for taking any medications prior to the surgery. In order to have the least chance for complications, don’t smoke for 24 hours before the surgery. As a medical practitioner, we can offer you guidance and referrals to many government programs if you would like assistance and support in permanent smoking cessation.
You will be placed under general anesthesia; this means you won’t have to be awake during your procedure. In most cases, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo will use an incision along the base of the nose. This technique, called an open-technique, results in a single scar that won’t be visible once healed because it’s hidden in the crease where the base of the nose meets the upper lip.
After completing the procedure, Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo will place stents and a dressing over your nose.
This part of your transformation begins when you are taken from the operating room into the recovery unit. As you come out of the anesthesia, you will notice some pain and nausea. Your caregivers will have medication available that will control these side effects.
When you’re discharged from the surgical facility, you will be given several prescriptions, including antibiotics, pain, and anti-nausea medications. Adhere to the dosage guidelines to give you the best recovery possible.
You may experience some mild to moderate constipation as a result from the anesthesia. This can usually be resolved by taking an over the counter laxative. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activity until released from restrictions by Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo. You may begin eating bland, soft foods a few hours after your procedure. If you don’t experience any problems with them, you may advance your diet as tolerated. You will need to avoid getting the dressing wet; therefore, don’t wash your hair until two days after the procedure. Sleep with your head raised above your heart.
The dressing and stents are usually removed the day after surgery. Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo will then place a taped dressing to continue holding the nose in place. Continue to avoid wetting the tape to discourage the growth of bacteria.
Ensure you maintain an adequate level of mobility—walk around at least five minutes every two hours. This discourages the formation of blood clots in the body. Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo usually allow patients to return to work with makeup, depending on your preference, after two weeks. You will have significant bruising and swelling, but go to an emergency center if you begin to experience severe pain, bleeding, or an temperature above the century mark.
Asian Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
I had a Westernization Rhinoplasty; can it be reversed?
This largely depends on the initial Rhinoplasty’s outcome. Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo can discuss options for reversal during the consultation. Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo specialize in Asian Revision of Westernization Rhinoplasty, but he will need to assess your nose before making a decision. This depends upon the amount of tissue
Do you have experience in other ethnic surgeries besides Asians?
Yes. Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo have performed Rhinoplasties on a variety of ethnicities.
How long until I can show off my new nose to my friends and family?
The bruising and swelling will subside approximately two weeks after your procedure. However, you will continue to experience improvements in the nose’s appearance for up to six months after surgery. It’s your decision when you will show off your new nose. You should see significant improvement at the end of the first month, so many people choose to reveal themselves at this time. Remember the key to a successful Rhinoplasty is a natural, no-work-done looking nose.
I had a Rhinoplasty before to improve my appearance, but it just doesn’t fit me. Does Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo perform Rhinoplasty Revisions?
Yes, in addition to reversal of the Westernization Rhinoplasty, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo performs general Rhinoplasty Revision surgery. You can discuss this information with him during your consultation. Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo specialize in Revision Asian Rhinoplasty in the Beverly Hills area. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
I would like to see other Asian Rhinoplasty photos before my surgery. Do you have images that I can relate to?
Yes. Please visit our Asian Rhinoplasty photo gallery to view before and after photos.
Asian Rhinoplasty Before and After and Nose Job Recovery with Dr. Donald Yoo – Beverly Hills.