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Page Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Asian rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that usually addresses the bridge of the nose. A small extension of the bridge of the nose can add height and complexity to the nose shape. The nose can appear more balanced with the other facial features while still retaining its ethnic shape. If you want to change the natural appearance of your nose, the best-rated plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NY Dr. Gary Linkov offers solutions to change the size or shape through Asian or ethnic rhinoplasty at City Facial Plastics in New York

Ethnic Nose Jobs

The Asian nose is not the only ethnic nose job that is often requested. Some people of African descent have wider nostrils or a wide nose base they want to be reduced. Some eastern European ethnicities have bulbous or upturned noses that make them feel self-conscious of their appearance. Middle Eastern ethnicities, with humped or large noses, may want a smaller or straighter nose for facial harmony. The right nose size and shape is a personal preference, which Dr. Linkov will address through ethnic rhinoplasty.

What Is Asian Rhinoplasty?

Asian nose surgery describes rhinoplasty for people from certain parts of the world, including:

  • China
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam

Every nose is different. But certain types of noses can be grouped together based on ethnicity. The type of nose dictates the surgical techniques necessary to make desired changes. People most often want to look like the best version of themselves and this can be achieved by understanding what makes a nose beautiful in different cultures.

There are nasal characteristics that make Asian nose job NYC procedure different from Caucasian rhinoplasty, such as:

  • Thicker nasal skin (with more subcutaneous soft tissue)
  • Low tip
  • Small and weak cartilages
  • Thick and underdeveloped nasal bones
  • Low radix (starting point of the nose at the bridge)
  • Acute nasolabial angle (angle between the upper lip and nasal tip)
  • Broad alar base

How Is Asian Rhinoplasty Procedure in Manhattan, NYC Done?

Due to the abovementioned features of the Asian nose, certain types of rhinoplasty techniques are common in this population, including:

  • Dorsal augmentation (adding to the bridge)
  • Tip augmentation (adding to the nasal tip)
  • Alar base reduction (reducing the alar flair and/or the nostril size)

Our Asian rhinoplasty specialist offers additional techniques such as improving a deviated or crooked nose, or reducing a hump may also be done when needed.

The best approach to take to achieve these goals is an open rhinoplasty approach. This involves making a small incision at the columella (base of the nose) to expose the underlying cartilage and bone. This approach provides the best control and manipulation of the nose. The incision ultimately heals very well and becomes almost invisible in most patients even at close inspection.

The most important point to consider when planning for an Asian nose job is the sources of material to create the desired changes, especially to the bridge.

Sources of material

From your body (autologous)

  • Septal cartilage
  • Ear cartilage
  • Rib cartilage
  • Skull bone
  • Hip bone
  • Rib bone
  • Fascia (head or rib)

From another person (homograft)

  • Human rib cartilage (irradiated)

Foreign (alloplastic)

  • Silicone
  • Gore-Tex
  • Alloderm
  • Medpor

Often a combination of material is chosen. It is important to remember that foreign materials have a higher chance of infection and are more likely to shift and move over time. Discuss these options with your Upper East Side plastic surgeons as they each have advantages and disadvantages for Asian rhinoplasty.

There are also specific types of grafts that are used for building up (augmenting) the bridge and tip, including:


  • Septal extension graft
  • Shield graft
  • Tip graft


  • Dorsal onlay graft
  • Turkish delight
  • Yule log

As these grafts are applied, the Asian plastic surgeon NYC must bear in mind the elastic limit of the skin. In other words, after the grafts are placed, the skin of the nose still needs to close well and cover the grafts. Therefore, there is a limit to how much augmentation, or tissue advancement, can be done during Asian rhinoplasty procedure. Sometimes the skin can be gently stretched before the surgery to improve its ability to handle a more pronounced graft.

What Is the Recovery From Asian Nose Job?

After your ethnic rhinoplasty, the nose will be stuffy for the first few days to weeks. There may be slight bleeding from the nose for the first 48 hours, rarely is it more severe. The internal nasal splints are usually removed at the first follow up appointment at 1 week postoperatively. The external splint is also removed at the first postoperative visit.

Asian rhinoplasty recovery time can take between 1 to 6 weeks. The external incision at the base of the nose heals within the first two weeks but can remain pink for several months. It is important to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise or heavy lifting for at least 1 week postoperatively and to avoid contact sports for at least 6 weeks.

What Are the Risks and Complications of Asian Nose Job?

The risks and complications of Asian nose job surgery, include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor scarring
  • Undesirable aesthetic result
  • Upper dental numbness
  • Asymmetry
  • Bossae (tip irregularities)
  • Overrotated tip
  • Alar retraction
  • Septal perforation
  • Nasal valve collapse
  • Deviated nose
  • Implant extrusion
  • Dorsal irregularities
  • Damaged skin

As you can see, many issues can arise from an Asian rhinoplasty. This highlights the importance of selecting the best plastic surgeon in NYC with the experience to not only create beautiful, natural results but someone who can also manage potential complications.

Are Patients Satisfied After Asian Rhinoplasty NYC?

Dr. Linkov’s patients are very satisfied after their rhinoplasty surgery. The literature reported satisfaction rates after rhinoplasty is in the 80-90% range. The rates are lower in men compared to women. These results underscore the difficulty of rhinoplasty surgery, including Asian male rhinoplasty and female nose job, and the need to find an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who performs many of these surgeries every year.

What Is the Cost of Asian Nose Rhinoplasty?

The cost of an Asian rhinoplasty in NYC is a combination of a surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee. These are sometimes reported as a combined fee in certain offices and other times broken down into their components in other offices. The surgeon’s fee can range from $5000 to $25000, plus the additional fees for the operating room and anesthesia.

Revision rhinoplasty costs are typically 20% to 30% higher for the surgeon’s fee. The costs of rhinoplasty will vary by location, surgeon experience, and demand, along with the anticipated complexity of the surgery. After your consultation, Dr. Linkov’s team in Midtown, Manhattan will provide you with a thorough quote, detailing the full cost and how it breaks down.

Who Is the Best Asian Rhinoplasty Surgeon in NYC?

Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC. Dr. Linkov is a busy rhinoplasty and Asian plastic surgeon with extensive experience treating all conditions of the nose. He is the  Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates on complex nasal deformities, serving our country’s veterans.

Dr. Linkov’s private practice in UES, Manhattan focuses on cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, including Asian nose rhinoplasty. He will work with you to devise an individualized treatment plan that achieves a beautiful, well-balanced, and natural appearing nose. You can view before and after rhinoplasty photos with Dr. Linkov: Nasal Surgery Before and After Pictures.

Dr. Linkov takes the time to meet with each patient privately to listen to their concerns about their appearance. He takes these concerns to heart and designs a treatment plan to create the results they envision. If you are considering Asian or ethnic rhinoplasty, schedule your consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon in New York City Dr. Linkov by contacting City Facial Plastics. We are located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and are waiting to help you achieve the aesthetic appearance you desire.

City Facial Plastics: Dr. Gary Linkov
635 Madison Ave #1402E
New York NY 10022
(212) 439-5177

Page Updated on Dec 22, 2020 by Dr. Gary Linkov (Facial Plastic Surgeon) of City Facial Plastics in New York

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