A recent paper published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' (ASPS) official open-access medical journal, offers some key insight into the growing rhinoplasty trend among Asians.
According to an ASPS press release, the author of the report, Hawaii-based plastic surgeon Dr. Clyde Ishii, states that rhinoplasty has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in Asian countries and among Asian people living in the United States and other Western countries. He suggests that this trend can be traced to Western-influenced changes in the Asian concept of beauty.
Dr. Ishii says that it's important for plastic surgeons to understand what Asian patients are hoping to get out of rhinoplasty. In most cases, he has found that they want to improve their appearance while maintaining the definitive features of their ethnic group.
Furthermore, there are some key differences in the anatomy of an Asian's nose and a Caucasian's nose that may require the use of specific rhinoplasty techniques. Asian patients may be more inclined to have the bridge and tip of their nose augmented than Caucasian patients.
"Anatomical differences have important implications for the plastic surgeon planning rhinoplasty in Asian patients," reports the source. "Choices for augmenting the bridge of the nose include silicone and other types of implants, more commonly used in Asian countries; and grafts using the patient's own tissues, generally preferred by plastic surgeons in Western countries."
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