Asian Rhinoplasty Brisbane

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Asian rhinoplasty is a complex surgery that varies between patients. It refers broadly to a set of surgical techniques commonly used during rhinoplasties for the Asian population. The techniques used are unique and many. However, they often involve making changes to the nasal bridge, nose tip, and nostrils. The surgery focuses on reshaping the nose to address concerns common among Asian ethnicities. Your surgeon will design a treatment plan to suit your personal goals. This can help correct any concerns you have about your nose and give you more confidence in your overall look.

The nose is a very delicate organ, which means surgery on this area requires a great amount of care and precision. Dr Andrew Broadhurst is a qualified Brisbane surgeon who has performed many successful rhinoplasty procedures. He will develop a plan to address your aesthetic concerns and create a more refined look. Many patients are happy with their final result and report being more comfortable and confident in their nose shape.

Common Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

Similar to other nose surgeries, this process addresses concerns about the size and shape of the nose. Although everyone has features that are unique to them, our looks are largely influenced by genetics. This means that certain features are more common among some races than others. Asian rhinoplasty targets concerns that are common for people with Asian genetics who want to achieve a more defined and “western” look. This differs from the typical surgery. For example, western patients often want to lower the “hump” on the bridge of the nose. In contrast, Asian noses often have naturally smaller bridges and flatter nose tips. Implants or grafts are common for Asian patients to add volume to the nasal bridge, rather than reduce it. If you are concerned about the size or shape of your nasal bridge, tip, or nostrils, you may be a good candidate.

There are many reasons for Asian rhinoplasty surgery. The procedure can achieve:

  • Stronger nasal bridge and upper nose
  • More defined tip
  • Narrowed alar base (nostrils)
  • Better overall nose definition
  • Straighter side profile

Many Asian patients request an increase in the size of their noses along with slight changes to the shape. Due to this, Asian rhinoplasty surgery often involves grafts or implants to create the desired effect. Patients can then enjoy a nose shape and size that suits their ideals as well as their other facial features.

Asian Rhinoplasty with Dr Broadhurst

“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”

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Your Initial Consultation

You will have an initial meeting with Dr Broadhurst to discuss whether you are suitable for this surgery. The meeting will take place either over the phone or via FaceTime. During this appointment, you will discuss your medical history and goals for your nose in order to determine if you are a good candidate. You will also discuss your reasons for wanting surgery and which areas of the nose you wish to alter. It is important to raise any past health issues, surgeries, or current medicines during this appointment. This will help us develop a treatment plan that is best for you, in line with your health needs. You will then have a good understanding of what to expect from your Asian rhinoplasty, including the before, during, and after.

Your Second Consultation

Your second consultation will be face to face a few weeks before your surgery. The in-person meeting will take place at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations. Your preferences for surgery can be further refined during this discussion. It is worth bearing in mind that your “ideal” nose may not be best suited to your face shape and features. For this reason, it is important to have realistic ideas about what the surgery can achieve and discuss your goals with your qualified surgeon. You can rest assured that Dr Broadhurst will give you quality advice based on years of knowledge and experience.

We will discuss any last details about your surgery in order to confirm which surgical methods will be used. This will also ensure that you have a good understanding of what your Asian rhinoplasty will involve and what to expect afterwards. You are welcome to ask any further questions you may have to prepare for your surgery date.


What to expect during your procedure?

The nose is very delicate, which means surgery on this area is complex. Asian rhinoplasty surgeries are performed under local or general anaesthesia in a hospital. The duration can depend on the exact methods used as well as how complex the surgery is.

The surgery itself can take anywhere between two and four hours. It is usually performed through a small incision at the base of the nose (called open rhinoplasty) or through incisions inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty). There are pros and cons to both approaches. While open surgery leaves an external scar, the position allows the surgeon easier access to the inner nose. In contrast, closed surgery does not leave a scar on the outside. However, the surgeon must work through small openings, which means there is more risk of error.

To build up the nasal bridge (also called the dorsum), your surgeon may insert a carefully shaped filler to achieve the desired volume. Another option is to take grafts of cartilage from the ear or rib. There are several techniques that your surgeon may use during your procedure. The most common of these are:

  • Dorsal increase with a synthetic implant or dermal filler
  • Dorsal increase with cartilage graft
  • Tightening the nasal tip and alar base

Although some people want to make large changes, many patients only want a subtle change. Even a slight change in nose size or shape can have a big impact on your overall look. You can discuss the extent of your surgery, and which methods will be used, during your initial appointment. The aim is to bring your nose in harmony with the rest of your face, using advanced techniques tailored to your needs. No matter which part of the nose you are seeking to change, your surgeon will help you achieve a natural look that compliments your features whilst maintaining your unique Asian beauty.

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How much does a asian rhinoplasty cost in Brisbane?

Every patient has different needs and concerns about their nose, which means every procedure is tailored to the individual patient. While some people only want to make minor changes to their nose tip, others want a more noticeable change in the bridge and overall size. As a result, the cost of Asian Rhinoplasty varies widely. The complexity of your surgery can depend on your natural nose shape, health, and what you hope to get out of your rhinoplasty.

When outlining the cost, we must take a number of factors into account. Hospital, surgeon, and anaesthetist fees all need to be considered. We must also consider the cost of medications and aftercare. Additionally, the duration of the surgery can affect overall costs, and this will depend on which methods are employed and the extent of changes to your nose. More complex surgeries will require more time. Due to the fact that this is a cosmetic procedure that is not medically needed, you will not be able to receive Medicare aid to cover the cost. We can discuss further details about costs during your initial appointment. After discussing your health, concerns, and goals, Brisbane surgeon Dr Broadhurst will be able to answer questions specific to your case.


Recovery After Asian Rhinoplasty

After your surgery, your nose will be bandaged and you may be given pain medication. Some patients need to stay in the hospital overnight. In any case, you should organise for a friend or family member to drive you home.

The nose is a very delicate area, and recovery time is usually similar after revision rhinoplasty to the original surgery. This means you should take great care not to injure your nose while it heals. You should sleep on your back with your head raised and avoid hot showers and baths for the first week. You may need to wear a splint on the nose if your surgery involved changing your bones or grafting cartilage. The extent of bruising can vary between patients, but you can expect most of the bruising to fade within 14 days. You can resume driving once you are comfortable. Along with getting plenty of rest, there are things you can do to aid the healing process and achieve a great recovery. You may need to:

  • Refrain from smoking and alcohol to help ease the healing process
  • Try not to make large facial expressions like smiling
  • Avoid activities that require pursing the lips, like whistling or drinking through a straw
  • Brush your teeth gently to minimise movement of the upper lip
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet
  • Be careful when stooping or bending over, as this can trigger bleeding
  • Avoid hot showers and baths for the first few days
  • Do not blow your nose

Recovery from Asian rhinoplasty requires patience. Your nose may feel stuffy or congested for a few days, but this is a normal effect of surgery on this delicate area. Swelling and bruising are also common for the first two weeks, and some swelling may remain for months afterwards. You should continue to avoid activities that could cause trauma to the nose, such as contact sports. You may see improvement in your results for up to six months or a year afterwards.

Procedure Risks & Complications

Asian rhinoplasty is a complex surgery that requires a high level of skill and precision. While the majority of patients are happy with their results, the surgery does come with some risks. Before pursuing this procedure, it is important to be aware of both the benefits and potential complications. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you prior to your surgery to ensure you are fully informed. Minor bleeding, stuffy nose, swelling, and bruising are all common side effects that are usually not a cause for concern. However, more severe risks of Asian rhinoplasty can include:

  • Bleeding or infection
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Dissatisfaction with the results
  • Asymmetry
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Reactions to filler
  • Further surgery to correct complications
  • Lasting pain or swelling
  • Nasal blockage
  • Temporary loss of sensation
  • Nasal collapse

It is important to follow your aftercare instructions and take appropriate care of your nose after surgery. This will help minimise your risk of complications and give you the best chance at an optimal outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Asian and Caucasian rhinoplasty?

The major difference is that Caucasian patients usually request a reduction in the overall size of the nose, whereas Asian patients often request an increase in size. This means Asian rhinoplasty surgery often uses silicone implants or cartilage grafts to achieve the desired look.

Am I a good candidate for Asian rhinoplasty?

Good candidates for Asian rhinoplasty are usually in good overall health and have realistic expectations for their surgery. If you are seeking to reshape your nose due to nasal obstruction, aesthetic dissatisfaction, or both, you may be a good candidate.

How much time should I take off work?

Time off work depends on how your body responds to surgery as well as the nature of your work. If your work does not involve strenuous tasks, patients may feel comfortable returning after one or two weeks. Others choose to wait longer than this if their schedules permit.

Will I have a scar?

After closed rhinoplasty, scars are hidden on the inside of the nose. However, after open rhinoplasty, you may have a small scar on the underside of the nose. Incisions usually heal well and the scar will fade over time so as to be almost unnoticeable.

What results can I expect?

Your results will depend on which areas of the nose you are changing. Even small alterations to the nose can have a large impact on the way someone looks. Although surgery creates immediate and permanent changes in the nose, it can take a few weeks to see your results. Additionally, since a small amount of swelling can linger, you may see gradual improvement for up to a year afterwards.