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Asian Rhinoplasty New York City


Introduction to Asian Rhinoplasty

At William Lao, MD on 5th Avenue in New York City, Asian rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Lao’s most frequently asked about procedures. For patients of Asian descent who are interested in surgery to improve aspects of their nose, we offer Asian rhinoplasty surgery. This procedure is a type of ethnic rhinoplasty. Ethnic rhinoplasty is used to reshape the patient’s nasal architecture to improve the nose’s overall appearance and/or functionality while preserving cultural features.

Dr. Lao’s patients find that he offers the best Asian rhinoplasty results in NYC, and strives to provide patient safety and exceed expectations.

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What is an Asian Rhinoplasty?

We use several techniques when performing Asian rhinoplasty in New York City. Cartilage grafting is a technique that can bolster the nasal architecture. This involves the harvesting of the septum, ear, or rib cartilage from the patient. This cartilage is carefully shaped and then sewn into a specific part of the nose. Cartilage grafting can be used to extend an under projected, under-rotated, and poorly defined tip of the nose. Some roundness must remain, and too much narrowness should be avoided. Shield grafts and alar rim grafts may be used in this type of improvement. Elevating the nasal bridge can also be performed with the help of grafting. This has the effect of narrowing the bridge of the nose as well and must be done conservatively. Reshaping and reduction of cartilage, soft tissue and bone are also used during Asian rhinoplasty. These techniques can be employed to correct several issues, including flared nostrils. These issues can be corrected while still avoiding a look that is Westernized or Caucasian. While many plastic surgeons apply a one-size-fits-all approach to all of their rhinoplasty procedures, NYC specialist Dr. Lao understands that every nose is different and requires its unique strategy for improvement.

Who are the Best Candidates for an Asian Rhinoplasty?

We believe the best candidates for Asian Rhinoplasty are any Asian men, women, or teens who are looking to improve the appearance or function of their noses. You should maintain realistic goals when it comes to your Rhinoplasty and you should be in good health before undergoing surgery.

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What are the Benefits of an Asian Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Lao has seen his patients reap so many benefits from Asian Rhinoplasty. Below are just a few he has witnessed firsthand:

  • Augments your Nasal Dorsum (Nasal Bridge)
  • Changes the shape or width of your nostrils
  • Increases the projection of your Nasal Tip
  • Improves your overall facial balance
  • Refines your Nasal Tip

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting Asian Rhinoplasty in NYC with Dr. Lao is to get in touch. By filling out a contact form on our appointment page, a member of our team will get in touch with you to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with Dr. William Lao.

Dr. Lao will complete a thorough evaluation of your nose, provide his expert recommendations, and answer any questions you have. You should be as open and honest with Dr. Lao about your aesthetic desires, as great communication always leads to optimal results. Dr. Lao has been featured in numerous publications about his surgical techniques. If you’re happy with Dr. Lao’s recommendations, surgery will be booked. Once the surgery is booked, our expert surgical team will provide pre and postoperative instructions. These guidelines are created to ensure patient safety and the best possible surgical outcome.

What to Expect on the Day of an Asian Rhinoplasty?

Asian rhinoplasty begins with the administration of local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. This is performed to ensure that the patient will be free of any pain or discomfort during the surgery.

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Time: 1-3 hours

Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia


Ambulate the night of surgery

Shower 2 days after surgery

2 days off work


6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming

Asian Rhinoplasty Recovery

Healing after Asian rhinoplasty surgery requires patience and care. Following Dr. Lao’s instructions diligently is vital for achieving quality results and for minimizing the chance of complications. It’s important to avoid any activities that could potentially cause nasal trauma during recovery. Additionally, you will need to take some time off from work until healing is complete. You will have bruising and swelling around your nose after the procedure. These issues are temporary and will resolve over time. Cold compresses can help in the amelioration of swelling. Do not blow your nose if at all possible, since the nasal architecture will be weaker during healing. If you need to blow your nose, be incredibly gentle. Once all the swelling has resolved, you will be able to enjoy the final results of your Asian rhinoplasty procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Lao?

Dr. William Lao is a double-board plastic surgeon with extensive training in both Asia and the United States. His distinct background makes him the perfect plastic surgeon for Asian rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Lao is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a contributor to the aesthetic magazine, NewBeauty.

How Much Does an Asian Rhinoplasty Cost in New York City?

The average cost of Asian rhinoplasty in New York City typically starts at $6,000 and can go up to around $15,000. The price can vary depending on factors such as anesthesia costs, surgeon fees, facility fees, and the complexity of the procedure. The best way to get the most accurate cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Lao. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will be able to give you a detailed quote for surgery.


Is an Asian Rhinoplasty painful?

Although you may feel some discomfort or mild pain following your surgery, the procedure itself is painless.

Can I combine an Asian Rhinoplasty with other procedures?

Certainly! Many of Dr. Lao’s patients combine their Asian Rhinoplasty with Eyelid surgery, Chin Augmentation, or Facial Liposuction. If you are interested in combining surgeries, please discuss this with Dr. Lao during your consultation, and together you can achieve your appearance dreams!

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. William Lao provides Asian rhinoplasty and a number of other face and body procedures for patients in and around the NYC area. Set up a consultation for your Asian Rhinoplasty in Manhattan by making an appointment today.

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Real patients, real results! Check out our before and after photo gallery and peruse through different gallery options of surgical and non-surgical patients!

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Out-of-town patients

Dr. Lao has provided surgery for patients from almost every continent in the world. With such a wide range, patients frequently ask about travel arrangements for surgery.

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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