Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance and structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance and structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. This operation can also help correct birth defects and nasal injuries. There is not a universal type of rhinoplasty surgery that will meet the needs of every patient, however, through the reshaping of the nose, this technically challenging procedure can — depending on unique and specific needs of the patient — create a harmonious and balanced facial appearance.
The Asian nose is distinctly different from that of other ethnicities. The nasal bridge is often less prominent and the tip of the nose wider and less defined than the Caucasian nose. Asian rhinoplasty is more challenging because the cartilage framework is weak and the overlying soft tissues are thicker. For this reason, Asian rhinoplasty mandates an entirely different treatment approach and skill set compared to Caucasian rhinoplasty.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva possesses the specialized surgical skills and a keen eye to detail to achieve a result that is attractive, natural, and well-balanced according to each patient’s unique Asian facial features. She performs nasal bridge augmentation with either a synthetic implant made of silicone or EPTFE or a autologous graft made from the patient’s own tissue – septal cartilage, ear cartilage and/or rib cartilage and deep temporalis fascia (DCF Asian Rhinoplasty).
DCF Asian Rhinoplasty is Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s technique of choice as it utilizes the patient’s own tissue thereby reducing the infection and extrusion rate. However, as surgery is more intensive and takes longer, some patients may still opt for implant surgery.