Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian rhinoplasty is a custom surgical enhancement of the nose for people of Asian descent. Asian rhinoplasty surgery will be specifically tailored to honor your cultural identity while creating a more attractive nose shape, in harmony and balance with your features. This procedure is delicate and meticulous, different in technique from rhinoplasty performed on Caucasians.

Note: Dr. Siegel specializes in preservation and ultrasonic rhinoplasty, both of which produce superior results. He is one of the few surgeons in the US experienced in these types of rhinoplasty.  Find out more.

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.

“Very experienced plastic surgeon especially for Asian rhinoplasty. Very thorough, answered all questions, and continual post op care. The procedure itself was 2 hours, very manageable, in and out by afternoon. Wonderful experience!” – Hollie Nguyen (see review on Google Maps)

“Dr. Siegel is AMAZING!!! I got an ultrasonic rhinoplasty exactly 8 days ago and you can see how awesome of a job he did from the before and after pics. The tip of my nose always bothered me, especially when I smiled because I felt the tip of my nose sort of drooped down. The picture of me wearing black was taken about a month prior to the procedure. Obviously there is still a lot of swelling in the after picture (wearing white), but for it only being 8 days later, it’s incredible. If you’re looking for a new nose and a quick recovery, opt for the ultrasonic rhinoplasty with Dr. Siegel!!” – Avani Persaud (see review on Google Maps)

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

What is the recovery time after Asian rhinoplasty?

The initial recovery period takes six weeks. During the recovery period there will be important aftercare instructions to follow. The instructions include:

  • Avoid bending over
  • Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Use cold compresses
  • Keep the surgical site clean and bandages dry
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activities
  • Go for short walks to increase your circulation
  • Avoid any blood-thinning medications or supplements for a specified period after surgery

Why should I choose Dr. Michel Siegel?

Dr. 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.

Dr. Siegel is often the plastic surgeon chosen to perform a revision rhinoplasty when the result from a primary surgery failed or led to a result that did not meet the expectations of the patient. Why not have nose surgery performed correctly, by a meticulous surgeon who understands facial structure, balance, and beauty?

Frequently asked questions about asian  rhinoplasty


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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