What is Asian Rhinoplasty?

Asians, in general, have lesser nose projection, low and round nose tip, short nose, and wide nasal base. Asian Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is tailored for Asians, taking into consideration the principles of rhinoplasty and his/her anatomy and ethnicity. Rhinoplasty can improve the definition of an Asian nose and make one look refined and confident. It also helps with better fitting of the eyewear frames!

Our plastic surgeon uses his experience and expertise as an Asian Rhinoplasty surgeon to correct and improve the appearance of the nose such that it has a natural and beautiful contour from bridge to tip.

Rhinoplasty is appropriate for those who like to improve the appearance of the nose:

1.Flat nose with not enough projection on the tip and bridge

2.Arrow nose (long nose) with droopy nose tip

3.Hooked nose with a nasal hump

4.Short upturned nose with overly exposed nostrils

It is common for Asian noses to be too wide or lack sufficient projection. Asian Rhinoplasty can contour the nose to reinforce the bridge, tip and nasal definition for a harmoniously balanced profile.

Rhinoplasty for Nose Type

Hooked Nose Surgery

In less severe cases, a bumpy and protruding nose bridge only requires trimming the bump.

Arrow Nose Surgery

 A drooping nose tip can be corrected by adjusting the nose length with septal cartilage excision or by heightening the nose tip upwards.

Flat Nose Surgery

 A drooping nose tip can be corrected by adjusting the nose length with septal cartilage excision or by heightening the nose tip upwards.

Surgery Details


Operation Time
About 1.5 hr to 2 hrs


Local or general anesthesia/sedation

Stitch Removal
7 days post-op


Recovery Duration

About 2 weeks

Post-op Pain Level:
*Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to the questionnaire.
**Not a strict standard and patients’ experiences may differ.

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Immediately after the surgery, a splint may be placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. If required, nasal packing may be placed inside your nose and you will be unable to breathe through your nose during this period.

The sutures over the nose will usually be removed after 5 to 7 days. For the sutures over other areas, such as the scalp or back of the ear, these may be removed after 10 to 14 days.

While the initial swelling will subside within 1-2 months, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. It is common for swelling to come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your rhinoplasty surgery.

The results of rhinoplasty surgery will be long lasting and the best results can be noted after 1-2 years when the swelling has subsided completely. As your body ages, it is natural to have some gradual changes to your face including your nose. But most of your improvement should be relatively permanent. A healthy lifestyle and life-long sun protection will help extend the results of your new appearance.

Rhinoplasty surgery costs can vary widely. This depends on the extent of the surgery and whether nasal implants are used or total autologous tissue is used. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, the procedure may be done under Local Anaesthesia or General Anaesthesia.

1) Infection

2) Bleeding, haematoma and swelling

3) Surgical scars. Whilst the surgical scars are usually well concealed and heal well, there are occasions when it may scar.

4) Implant deviation

5) Possibility of revisional surgery

6) Anaesthesia risks

Rhinoplasty surgery involves many choices and there are also many different techniques. The first and most crucial step is to select a certified surgeon you can trust.

During the consultation with your surgeon, be prepared to discuss:
+ The goals of your surgery, with regard to both appearance and breathing

+ Medical conditions or previous nasal trauma, drug allergies and previous surgeries

+ Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco. The use of certain health supplements may increase the risk of bleeding and prolong healing. Please check with your surgeons on the impact of these medications.

It's very important to understand all aspects of your rhinoplasty procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

Asian rhinoplasty results are long-lasting and can be permanent. However, the aging process and other factors may affect the appearance of the nose over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following post-operative instructions can help ensure optimal and long-lasting results.

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