New York City Asian Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD
Asian Rhinoplasty Patients
Asian Nose Surgery, or Asian Rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular Cosmetic Surgery procedures in Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj’s medical practice. Increasingly sophisticated and unique results are desired by a wide variety of his patients. Naturally, the perception of what is considered “beautiful” changes with time and with the influence of other cultures on one’s own. Cultural mixing between Asia and the Western world has influenced what is considered to be an ideal nose in various countries. Many Asians consider an attractive nose to be one where the nasal dorsum is augmented and nasal tip is slightly more accentuated than one that is typically “natural looking” for a person of Asian descent.
When patients of Asian descent from Manhattan or NY come to see Dr. Slupchynskyj, he hears several common complaints. Asians are often voice concern about a low nasal bridge, lack of definition and projection in the nasal tip, and wide nasal base and nostrils. Asian Rhinoplasty differs greatly from Caucasian Rhinoplasty, as Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery typically aims to build up and define the nose, rather than reduce its size. As such, it is important to work with a Plastic Surgeon who is very experienced in shaping Asian noses. Dr. Slupchynskyj has mastered the techniques necessary to shape an aesthetically pleasing nose that achieves overall facial harmony, while preserving the patient’s ethnic identity. To learn more and find out if you are a candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty, please contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Slupchynskyj in his Manhattan office.
Asian facial anatomy typically varies in shape, skin texture or thickness, structure and appearance from other ethnic groups. These appearances may seem insignificant to the untrained eye, however, these variances are very significant as far as Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery for Asian patients is concerned.
The Asian nose has several distinguishing features when compared to the Caucasian nose or one of European descent. Typically, the Asian nose has thicker skin, with a deeper and flatter radix, and a lower or sometimes depressed nasal bridge. The tip of the nose tends to have a broad dome, while both the tip and the nostrils can be thicker skinned, wider, and have more fibro-fatty tissue than the Caucasian nose. The columella, or underside of the nose, tends to be minimal as well.
The standard in the past has been for Plastic Surgeons, typically General Plastic Surgeons, to perform Rhinoplasty on all patients in the same exact way regardless of their ethnicity. This made the noses of Ethnic patients appear unnatural and unbalanced when compared to their other facial features and physical characteristics. Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, a Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon believes Asian Rhinoplasty, similar to many Ethnic Rhinoplasty surgeries he performs, requires advanced surgical skills that allow him to achieve the very unique and tailored results based on the patient’s ethnicity.
Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty
When an Asian patient considers Rhinoplasty, they typically are looking for more refined and augmented bridge, (i.e. slightly thinner and higher bridge). Also popular is a more refined tip with increased projection. Asian Rhinoplasty patients often want to add definition to the bridge of the Asian nose in order to increase prominence in a natural way that is balanced to the rest of their face. Asian noses commonly have delicate cartilage, requiring superior skill to manipulate when making any alterations. The nasal bridge of an Asian Rhinoplasty patient should start at or below the eyelashes, rather than higher towards the forehead as do many Caucasian noses.
Dr. Slupchynskyj states, “This is a seemingly simple, yet important fact to be aware of, as Asian and Ethnic Rhinoplasty is not simply to make the nose look more ‘Western’, but more suited to the patient’s face.”
Augmentation of the nasal bridge is best achieved with the patient’s cartilage from the nasal septum or from the ears. Should the donor cartilage be insufficient or too flimsy for proper sustained augmentation, then a customized silastic implant is much preferred among experienced surgeons, as it is tolerated well by Asian noses due to their thicker skin. Dr. Slupchynskyj’s surgical technique ensures the custom silastic implant is placed in the correct tissue plane and is sutured into place. Dr. Slupchynskyj never uses Medpor Implants, due to the known associated risks with this nasal implant. Dr. Slupchynskyj, a Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist, has addressed numerous complications arising from tissue in-growth with Medpor Implants, placed by another surgeon during Asian Rhinoplasty. Get complete information about your nasal augmentation options, their benefits and attendant risks.
As with any procedure, it is critical to ensure that you are selecting an Asian Rhinoplasty Surgeon who has the qualifications and experience to cater to your specific needs. A surgeon who is experienced with both preliminary and Revision Nose Surgery is highly suggested; by identifying potential obstacles beforehand, they can be avoided and mitigated during surgery, eliminating the need for a revision. If, however, you are seeking a revision, choosing a surgeon experienced in successfully performing Revision Rhinoplasty is crucial to achieving your goals the second time, and ideally, the last time around.
Female Asian Nasal Augmentation
This is a 30 year old Asian professional who desired Nasal Augmentation
but could not take time off from work to recover from a surgical procedure. She
underwent Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty where Dr. Slupchynskyj employed Radiesse®
injections to augment her nasal bridge. This was an in-office procedure, which allows
the patient to go back to work immediately. Although it is difficult to determine how long this
temporary filler will last, Radiesse® typically can stay 4 to 6 months before a repeat injection is required.
Female Asian Rhinoplasty NY
27 year old Asian female requesting a higher, more narrow bridge and
reduction of tip bulbosity. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed an Ethnic Rhinoplasty,
carving a custom silicone implant to raise, narrow and define the nasofrontal
angle. The tip bulbosity was reduced by defatting the tip and resculpting the tip
cartilages with strut and shield grafts. Patient is 8 months post-op.
Male Asian Rhinoplasty NY
23 year old Asian male requesting a stronger bridge, refined tip and slight
narrowing of the nostrils. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed an Open Ethnic
Rhinoplasty with a SLUPimplant™ insertion, reconstruction of the tip
cartilages and intra-alar nasal narrowing.
Asian Rhinoplasty NYC
24 year old Asian female requiesting a less bulbous, tip, higher bridge and
nostril narrowing. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed Ethnic Rhinoplasty, resulting
in added definition to her tip, slight narrowing of the nostrils and
elevation in her bridge with a custom carved silicone nasal implant,
SLUPimplant™. The patient was hesitant to use a silicone implant,
but was happy she did. Custom carved nasal implants have
the right 3 dimensional shape and volume to create a natural-looking
and refined nasal bridge. This type of implant can be easily removed if
necessary as opposed to Medpor or even rib cartilage as tissue can grow in,
around and adhere to those implant materials. It is essential that a
surgeon has the skill to shape, place and secure
a silicone implant to avoid any potential complications.
Asian Nose Surgery
23 year old Asian female requesting a higher more refined nasal bridge
(nasal augmentation) and nasal tip refinement. Dr. Slupchynskyj
performed an Open Technique Rhinoplasty with a custom carved
SLUPimplant™. The tip was refined using
cartilage shield and strut grafts.
Asian Nose Surgery
24 year old Asian female who wanted a higher dorsum (dorsal augmentation),
and a less bulbous tip. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed an Open Rhinoplasty,
augmenting the dorsum and resculpting the tip using cartilage grafts.
Asian Revision Rhinoplasty – Pollybeak Deformity
43 year old Asian female with a history of Rhinoplasty
with another surgeon, who placed a standard L-shaped silicone implant
causing a Pollybeak Deformity. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed a Revision
Rhinoplasty employing a custom carved SLUPimplant™ just for this patient.
Nasal Tip bulbosity was reduced utilizing cartilage grafts.
Asian Revision Rhinoplasty – Pollybeak Deformity
50 year old Asian female who had an Asian Rhinoplasty by another surgeon
using an L-shaped nasal implant. The L-shaped implant caused a bubous
tip and a Pollybeak Deformity. Dr. Slupchynskyj performed an
Ethnic-Asian Open Rhinoplasty technique. The L-shaped implant
was replaced with a custom carved SLUPimplant™, which corrected the
Pollybeak Deformity and rescupting of the tip with cartilage grafts refined
the bulbous tip.