What procedure do I need to get the desired result?

Q: I have been thinking about getting a Rhinoplasty for a bit now so I would just like to know what maybe the procedures needed for my desired nose? What I desire is to narrow/thin my wide Asian nose and thin the tip and its sides a little bit to make it look slimmer. I am actually fine with my side view so pointing the tip and having a pronounced dorsal hump for me is not a big deal, I don’t really want it.

A: During Asian rhinoplasty, the relationship between frontal and profile view is important because sometimes the nose needs to be made taller to appear more narrow from the front.
Due to the thickness of Asian skin, at times simply removing cartilage will not make the nose smaller because it will have the unwanted effect of reducing support.  To achieve your aesthetic goals, I would recommend some degree of augmentation and increased projection.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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