Nose Surgery for Asian Patients in New York and New Jersey
The best rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) procedures are customized with the patient’s unique features in mind. For patients of Asian descent, Dr. Shinji Lee can refine the features of the nose to improve facial balance and the overall appearance of the face while still preserving their ethnic characteristics. Having extensive experience working with the Asian community, Dr. Lee has in-depth knowledge of Asian facial features and is skilled in making carefully planned tweaks to the nose in a way that enhances rather than detracts from patients’ ethnic identity.
Manhattan Patients Choose Dr. Lee for Asian Rhinoplasty
Asian rhinoplasty is a highly delicate and complex procedure that requires precise technical skill and an in-depth understanding of the Asian features. A leading authority on Asian rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee has over 30 years of experience performing the procedure on both men and women and has published several articles for Korean news publications. As the facility director of Plastic Surgery Center 46, Dr. Lee combines her extensive training and superior technical skill with an acute eye for artistry to deliver beautiful results that flatter the Asian face in its natural beauty. While she has performed thousands of successful Asian rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Lee still understands that each patient is unique and requires a unique treatment plan. She will work closely with you to develop the details of your operation to ensure you are happy with the end result.
What Does Asian Rhinoplasty Accomplish?
Like all other rhinoplasty procedures, Asian rhinoplasty is a highly personalized operation. Generally, patients who are interested in Asian rhinoplasty are bothered by one or more of the following:
- A wide or weak nasal tip
- Wide nostrils
- A low or flat nasal bridge
- A nose that is too small and out of balance with the rest of the facial features
- An overly wide nose that attracts too much attention
Surgeon-patient collaboration is key for successful Asian rhinoplasty results. Dr. Lee will meet with you personally to discuss your personal concerns and goals. She will explain the results that the procedure can realistically achieve. Dr. Lee may also discuss complementary facial aesthetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that can enhance your results.
Asian rhinoplasty is performed at Dr. Lee’s in-office surgical suite under local anesthesia, which is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The details of the procedure vary based on the degree of correction needed and the desired results.
Common modifications that Dr. Lee makes during Asian rhinoplasty include lengthening the nose and raising its profile. She may accomplish this by adding cartilage removed from the patient’s septum, ear or other body area. Or, she may use biocompatible implants. Dr. Lee will take into consideration your facial profile and other facial characteristics to decide on just the precise degree of correction needed for a natural-looking result.
Recovery from rhinoplasty typically takes one to two weeks. During this time, you will need to refrain from normal activities, including work and exercise. You will need to rest with your head elevated as much as possible. Swelling and bruising on the nose are normal side effects that will subside over time. A nasal splint may be placed over the nose as it heals. You will return to Dr. Lee’s office so she can remove the splint and monitor your healing progress. She will also provide you with a detailed list of instructions to follow during your recovery.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Lee
To learn more about Asian rhinoplasty, or the other facial aesthetic procedures Dr. Lee performs, schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery Center 46. Contact Dr. Lee’s Manhattan practice by calling or emailing her office today.