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Asian Rhinoplasty

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva uses her experience and expertise to provide ethnic rhinoplasty that flatters Asian facial features. Asian rhinoplasty patients in Newport Beach and the greater Orange County area can enjoy outstanding results at LEA Plastic Surgery.

Discover Benefits of Asian Rhinoplasty Today

Asian rhinoplasty is much more than a mere cosmetic alteration. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, a leading surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, customizes each procedure to both fulfill patient preferences and honor their ethnic identity. This specialized form of rhinoplasty does more than just enhance your look; it boosts self-confidence and complements your unique features.

Enhancing Asian Beauty

A beautifully shaped nose provides a focal point for the face and harmonizes with the other facial features. Asian rhinoplasty specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva uses her experience and expertise to provide ethnic rhinoplasty that flatters Asian facial features.

Asian rhinoplasty at LEA Plastic Surgery in Southern California is designed to improve the appearance and structure of the Asian, Asian Hispanic, and African American Asian nose by reducing or increasing the size of the nose, narrowing the width of the nostrils, transforming the shape of the nasal tip, and improving the angle between the nose and upper lip, using an array of specialized Asian rhinoplasty Techniques.

The Asian nasal bone tends to be smaller in height and width compared with others. The nasal tip projection of the Asian nose is often under-projected and lacks in detail because of weak lower lateral cartilage, a short columellar strut, and abundant fatty nasal tissue.

One of the biggest challenges of Asian rhinoplasty surgery on patients of Asian descent is maintaining the patient’s ethnic identity while improving the appearance of the nose and enhancing facial balance. As an Asian plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho Taghva has personal, in-depth knowledge of Asian facial anatomy and understands the concerns of her patients. Asian nose surgery is a delicate and technically challenging plastic surgery that requires a skilled plastic surgeon with a keen eye for detail, like Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva.

What is Asian Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be an ideal solution for Asian people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their noses. But nose surgery must be customized to provide the best results for each patient. Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures address Asian, African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Caucasian noses, and each one requires an entirely different rhinoplasty approach.

The Asian nose is unique from other ethnicities in that the nasal bridge is typically less prominent and the tip of the nose is broader and less defined. The skin of the nasal tip is thinner than that of the bridge of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is an ideal solution for people who are dissatisfied with the look of their noses.

Am I a Candidate for Asian Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva determines each prospective patient’s candidacy during a private consultation at the LEA surgery center in Newport Beach, CA. The best candidates for ethnic rhinoplasty in Newport Beach, Orange County, are physically healthy and have realistic expectations for what can be achieved with nasal surgery.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is often performed on Asian patients who have suffered from years of wearing glasses due to large noses. This type of nose job involves reshaping the tip of the nose, narrowing the bridge, and reducing the width of the nostrils.

Asian Rhinoplasty helps to improve facial balance, enhance nasal appearance, and reduce snoring

The Asian Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs Asian rhinoplasty procedures in Orange County at the GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. GALEA is a state-of-the-art facility located next to the LEA plastic surgery office. It is Medicare-accredited, the highest level available for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers. Asian rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so patients can be driven home by a friend or family member soon after the surgery is complete.

Dr. Ho Taghva uses general anesthesia while she reshapes the patient’s nasal structure. There are two main surgical techniques: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho Taghva typically recommends the open technique, as it tends to offer better results overall.

Asian Rhinoplasty What to expect

A rhinoplasty can mean one thing—getting the shape of your nostrils fixed. But if you’re an Asian woman who wants to get rid of her big, bulbous tip, then you may not be happy with what you see after surgery. To achieve the best results possible, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Orange County, Los Angeles, takes into account your unique facial structure and ethnic characteristics. She works closely with you to determine the ideal shape of your new nostril tips. Your final appearance is achieved through minimal incisions and no scars.

During surgery, Dr. Ho Taghva presents the upper and lateral cartilage as one unit called the columella. She then removes the excess skin and tissue from the nose and closes the incision using sutures.

Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Ho Taghva artistically manipulates the cartilage to sculpt the tip of the nose and may further augment it with a cartilage graft taken from the ear or nasal septum. The dorsum, a bony area on the bridge of the nose between the eyes and the tip of the nose, can be augmented, if necessary, using one of the following methods: a diced cartilage fascia (DCF) graft created with the patient’s tissue, a silicone implant, or an EPTFE (Gore-Tex) synthetic implant.

DCF ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries are Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s first choice because the DCF cartilage graft uses the patient’s tissue, which reduces the risk of infection and extrusion rate. The graft is created with septal, ear, and/or rib cartilage and deep temporalis fascia.

Unlike implants with premade sizes, the DCF cartilage graft is molded to create the desired shape and size. Because DCF surgery is more extensive and may take longer, nasal implants are still an option. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva thoroughly explains the nasal procedure during a private consultation.

Your Asian Rhinoplasty Consultation

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s understanding of Asian anatomy and her extensive experience with Asian surgical techniques enable her to provide each patient with exceptional, natural-looking results. A detailed initial rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Orange County, Los Angeles, includes before and after photos from previous LEA patients, a facial examination, custom plastic surgery recommendations, Asian rhinoplasty cost and factors, and an Asian rhinoplasty surgical plan.

Augmenting the nasal dorsal and tips is one of the main goals of rhinoplasty procedures. However, all patients have their unique desires regarding the desired results. Therefore, the preoperative consult is essential for surgeons to understand the patient’s expectations.

There is consensus among plastic surgeons for Asian patients with a low nasal dorsum who want to increase their nasal dorsum that they need to undergo a surgical procedure to augment their nasal dorsum.

Asian Nose Job: Recovery Process

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva attaches a splint immediately after the surgery, which she removes approximately one week later. Some discomfort, like a stuffy nose sensation, can be minimized with over-the-counter or prescription pain relief.

Asian Rhinoplasty patients may resume daily light activities and return to work shortly after the surgeon removes the splint. Strenuous activity should be avoided for six to eight weeks so that the delicate area can completely heal. Swelling and bruising fade gradually within the first three weeks, but some swelling may persist for up to three months or even up to a year.

Asian Rhinoplasty Risks

Rhinoplasty surgery is often performed to correct problems associated with aging, injury, or congenital deformities. However, Asian patients may be at risk for complications during this procedure because of differences between their faces and those of Westerners.

Some of these differences include larger noses, smaller eyes, wider mouths, and different facial features. These differences can lead to complications including bleeding, infection, scarring, and nerve damage. One study found that Asians experienced significantly fewer complications after undergoing rhinoplasty than do Caucasians.

Understanding Long-Term Outcomes

Asian rhinoplasty at LEA Plastic Surgery is not just about immediate results; it’s about lasting changes that bring confidence and satisfaction. Patients can expect:

  • Natural-Looking Results: Our goal is to provide results that look natural and age gracefully with the patient.
  • Sustained Improvements: The structural changes made during the surgery are designed to last, ensuring that patients enjoy their new look for years to come.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: Beyond aesthetic enhancement, our patients often report a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence.

Customized Surgical Approach

Detailed information on our surgical techniques is provided, highlighting how we tailor each procedure to meet the individual needs of our Asian patients. This includes discussions on nasal bridge augmentation, tip refinement, and nostril reshaping.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva

Frequently Asked Questions About Asian Rhinoplasty

What are the side effects or risks associated with Asian rhinoplasty?

Asian rhinoplasty is a popular surgery, and most rhinoplasty surgeries are problem-free. However, it is important to understand the potential risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, swelling, bruising, scars, and hematoma.

How should I prepare for Asian rhinoplasty?

You will receive a complete list of pre-surgical instructions during your Asian nose job consultation in Newport Beach. Stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery to ensure proper healing. Avoid medications, supplements, and vitamins that may thin your blood, including aspirin, Aleve, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal inflammatory medications (NSAIDS).

Are there different types of Asian rhinoplasty?

Asian rhinoplasty can be performed as an open or closed surgery. Open rhinoplasty involves lifting the nasal skin to gain access to the nasal structure. Closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions made on the inside of the nostrils. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva almost exclusively performs open Asian rhinoplasty procedures because she can produce superior results using this technique.

When can I resume my normal activities?

You must wear a splint on your nose to protect the new nasal structure and to help your nose heal. Dr. Ho Taghva removes the splint approximately one-week post-surgery and releases you to return to your normal activities and work schedule if it includes only light to moderate activity. Avoid strenuous activity for six to eight weeks to protect your nose and ensure proper healing. Discuss your lifestyle and activity level with the surgeon during your consultation.

What can I expect during recovery?

Recovery varies by individual, but generally, patients can expect some swelling and bruising initially. We provide a comprehensive care plan to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process.

How long will the results Last?

The results of Asian rhinoplasty are designed to be long-lasting. We focus on creating a natural appearance that ages gracefully with you.

Will my health insurance cover Asian Rhinoplasty?

Medical insurance companies generally consider rhinoplasty procedures to be optional or cosmetic. However, your health insurance may cover your rhinoplasty procedure if it is deemed necessary to address a breathing issue. Our office staff will be happy to answer your payment and insurance questions.

When will I see the results of Asian Rhinoplasty?

The initial bruising and swelling gradually fade over the first three months. You experience your first improvements during the first few weeks, and the final results are seen after about 12 months.

How long is the rhinoplasty surgery?

The length of the surgery depends on the amount of work that is being done, but ethnic rhinoplasty usually takes about two to three hours.

How are Asian noses different?

Asian noses typically have a lower nasal bridge, which causes the nose to “blend in.” The tip of the nose is typically rounder and the nostrils are wider. The nasal tip is usually the most prominent Asian nasal feature because of the low bridge. Asian rhinoplasty patients usually request a raised nasal bridge for improved definition, a refined tip, and narrowed nostrils.

What Asian Rhinoplasty office is near me?

If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers Asian Rhinoplasty among its services, and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

“I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! ”


“I was born with left eye ptosis and always had one eye monolid and the other has double crease. It is very difficult for me to do makeup everyday. It bothered me very long time. Now I have even double eyelid and am happy with it. Thank you Dr. Taghva who has amazing skills for the beauty which brings happiness for women.”


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