FAQ: Asian Rhinoplasty


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh frequently answers questions from patients on realself.com. They are separated into categories below. If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us or call us at 310-657-2203.


Q: Asian Nose Bridge Too Low, Fixing Without Implants?

Is there a way to heighten my nose bridge enough such that I’m able to wear my glasses properly without having them sit on my cheeks? I’m wondering if a rhinoplasty WITHOUT implants can fix this?

A: Absolutely.

I actually prefer using the patient’s own cartilage for augmenting the dorsum in Asian and African-American patients; it lowers the risk of infection and rejection.

Q: I Just Got a Silicone Rhinoplasty 7 Days and my Son Slap my Nose.

I’m Asian and I just got a silicone implant rhinoplasty exactly 7 days ago. While caring for my 1 year-old son, he slapped me really hard on the entire nose, it hurt and I felt it was throbbing. I ran to look in mirror and my tip was slightly red but my nose doesn’t look like it was slanted in any way. Should I be concern? Will it later on effect my result or be slanted in anyway? Will smiling effect it as well at this time? I’m afraid to do any expressions.

A: Probably OK, but just in case see your plastic surgeon

Everything is probably ok, but just in case I would recommend to go back and see your plastic surgeon so he/she can check everything.