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What is Asian rhinoplasty?

An Asian rhinoplasty corrects the aspects of your nose that can make you self-conscious. An understanding of the anatomy of an Asian nose is essential in creating results that appear natural and bring out the most attractive aspects of your natural features. As the cartilage and skin differs in Asian people, specialized techniques are employed in a customized Asian rhinoplasty. Dr. Michel Siegel is widely regarded as being among the finest facial plastic surgeons in the Houston area and the state, a true artist at transforming an Asian nose so it is more attractive and a true enhancement for your features.

How is Asian rhinoplasty unique?

A person’s nose is a singularly unique feature. When we look at people from all over the world and from different cultural backgrounds, and nose structure varies widely. The Asian nose structure is unique, and often involves thicker skin, weaker cartilage, a flatter bridge, and a rounded tip. Patients who are looking for an Asian rhinoplasty often want:

  • A reduction in the width of their nostrils
  • A reduction in the width of the nasal bridge
  • Enhanced projection of the nose
  • Augmented or sculpted nasal tip and bridge
  • A more flattering shape to the nasal tip

What should I expect during the surgery?

Dr. Siegel will break down the surgery for you so that you understand exactly what will be necessary in your case. The usual steps in an Asian rhinoplasty procedure goes as follows:

  • General anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered
  • An incision is made either on the column between the nostrils (the open method) or within the nostrils (the closed method)
  • Cartilage is taken from the septum or ear for use in grafting to augment the nasal tip or bridge
  • The nostrils are reshaped
  • Any issues such as a deviated septum are corrected to allow for unobstructed breathing

Why should I choose Dr. Michel Siegel?

Dr. Michel Siegel is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is critical in achieving a beautiful result, but a plastic surgeon with an added specialty in facial reconstruction and plastic surgery can give you confidence that you are under the care of a highly qualified rhinoplasty expert. Dr. Siegel has extensive experience and uses the most advanced techniques in performing Asian rhinoplasty surgery. This allows him to produce subtle changes that will enhance your facial balance. Dr. Michel Siegel and his team are dedicated to your wellness and your aesthetic vision. During your consultation, Dr. Siegel will tailor a surgical plan that addresses your exact facial anatomy and concerns.

Asian Rhinoplasty FAQ's

Asian rhinoplasty surgeries vary in cost, based on the extent of the surgery, with an average cost of $7,525. This cost does not include anesthesia or operating room costs, or other fees. When grafts are necessary to increase the height of the nose bridge, the price may be more. You want your surgery to be performed by a true professional who employs the most advanced techniques – Dr. Siegel is often called upon to perform revision surgeries to correct unsatisfactory results.

Cosmetic nose surgery is not covered by insurance, However, when functional aspects of the nose, such as a deviated septum, are being corrected, then that portion of the cost may be covered depending on your insurance provider.

You will be able to see your results as soon as you are able to remove your bandages. These results will continue to develop over time as any swelling subsides and you have fully healed. You should expect to feel confident in social situations in about six weeks. Your nose shape will slowly refine over time, with residual swelling fading away in the months ahead.

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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

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