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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
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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


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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.

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How much does an Asian rhinoplasty cost?

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.

Is an Asian rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

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.

When will I see results?

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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March 24, 2020 Update:

To follow Harris County's newest mandate of staying at home, and for the safety of our patients and staff, we will remain closed until April 3rd. We will keep our policies updated, as things continue to evolve. Do your part by staying at home, as we are doing ours. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. We are available by phone and email during this time. Our staff are making future appointments and can answer any questions you may have.

-Dr. Michel Siegel and Team

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