Facial Procedures for Patients of Asian Descent

Facial Procedures for Patients of Asian Descent


Facial plastic surgery is a very personal experience, particularly for patients seeking to retain and enhance their ethnic identity. This is because the facial features and anatomic structure are distinctive from other ethnicities. There may also be different cultural preferences and aesthetic goals, making it all the more important for patients of Asian heritage to choose a surgeon who understands their unique needs.

At Asian Plastic Surgery, we focus on advanced surgical techniques that were designed with the Asian patient in mind. This allows us to achieve harmony, balance and beauty while preserving your individuality and cultural identity. Our skilled surgeons perform a range of surgical and nonsurgical facial procedures tailored for our Asian community.

Common Facial Aesthetic Concerns for Asian Patients

There is no such thing as a single, homogeneous look for any race or ethnicity. However, there are traits that are more commonly seen in some populations than others. For Asian individuals, these traits include:

  • Flat nasal bridge
  • Large nasal tip
  • Wide nostrils
  • Heavy eyelids or monolids
  • Wide or bulky jaw
  • Overly prominent cheekbones
  • Protruding chin
  • Retruded chin
  • Flat facial profile
  • Broad or angular facial shape

Asians are also subject to the same age-related concerns as anyone else, although the ageing process may affect them in slightly different ways. These concerns include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Volume loss
  • Skin laxity
  • Sagging tissues
  • Descending fat pads

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular surgical procedures amongst East Asian and South East Asian populations. It is primarily requested by patients with a single eyelid or ‘monolid’ who prefer the look of an upper eyelid fold.

Asian eyelid surgery can be performed in two ways: the non-incisional “suture technique” or the incisional “open technique”. Both techniques are relatively simple outpatient procedures that take one to two hours. Downtime is approximately one week.

With Asian eyelid surgery, we can:

  • Create an upper eyelid crease to achieve double eyelids
  • Give the face a brighter and more alert expression
  • Reduce puffiness caused by excess skin and fat
  • Rejuvenate ageing eyelids


When performed by a properly qualified and experienced surgeon, a facelift can take 10 to 15 years off your appearance by removing excess skin, tightening loose tissues and repositioning the underlying fat. Asian facelift surgery typically focuses on repositioning the deeper facial tissues to re-establish more youthful contours. 

There are many types of facelift surgery. Your surgeon will design a personalised rejuvenation plan based on what your aesthetic goals are and where you are in the ageing process. The length of the operation and recovery time vary depending on the technique used.

With Asian facelift surgery, we can:

  • Lift and tighten drooping skin
  • Elevate descending facial fat
  • Minimise facial lines and folds
  • Create a smooth, oval face shape

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting involves using the patient’s own body fat to contour and volumise targeted areas of the face. This technique is growing in popularity as it is minimally invasive, uses only organic material and leaves small, inconspicuous scars. Facial fat grafting can be powerful as a standalone procedure or as an addition to facelift surgery.

There are three steps in a fat grafting procedure: harvesting excess fat via liposuction, processing and purification of the fat, and strategic reinjection of the fat. Some fat cells do not survive the transfer, but those that do can remain in the area indefinitely.

With facial fat grafting, we can:

  • Correct age-related volume loss
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Improve facial proportions and harmony
  • Provide a longer-lasting alternative to dermal fillers


Rhinoplasty is second only to eyelid surgery in terms of popularity amongst Asian cosmetic surgical procedures. Successful Asian rhinoplasty must take into account the unique anatomic factors of the Asian nose, including a low and flat bridge, short and wide tip, thick skin and weak underlying cartilage.

Asian rhinoplasty can be performed uitlising utilising a variety of surgical techniques and general anaesthesia. Initial recovery takes several weeks, and full results may not be noticeable until six months to a year following the surgery.,

With Asian rhinoplasty, we can:

  • Augment the structure of the nasal bridge
  • Alter the shape or width of the nostrils
  • Refine the nasal tip
  • Increase the projection of the nose

Facial Bone Contouring

Asian facial bone contouring is commonly done to sculpt a face that is considered too flat, square, wide, angular or masculine. By changing the underlying hard skeleton rather than the soft tissues, we can create dramatic facial feature changes that are significant yet natural-looking.

We offer a range of facial bone contouring procedures, including cheekbone reduction or augmentation, jawline reshaping, V-line surgery, chin advancement or reduction, double jaw surgery and facial implants. These procedures are highly customised, with the utmost attention paid to maintaining facial balance and harmony.

With Asian facial bone contouring, we can:

  • Reshape a protruding or receding chin
  • Refine overly prominent cheekbones
  • Narrow the width of the face
  • Taper the jaw angle to create a softer facial profile
  • Reshape the forehead 

Nonsurgical Treatments

Nonsurgical treatments are a popular option for Asian patients who are not interested in cosmetic surgery, not yet ready for surgical intervention or not a candidate for surgical solutions. These procedures are conveniently performed in-office and offer reduced discomfort, reduced downtime and reduced risk.

Patients of any age and gender can benefit from non-surgical enhancement. While older patients often seek out these treatments for their rejuvenating effect, younger patients can enjoy improvements in facial shape, skin tone and skin clarity. 

Our noninvasive and minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment options include:

Request Your Consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery Today

We believe that Asian patients deserve cosmetic procedures that are tailored to their needs. We founded Asian Plastic Surgery to celebrate the unique beauty of Asian features while helping our patients feel like their most beautiful and confident selves. Our surgeons have spent years refining their techniques and honing their expertise in this specialised field of cosmetic surgery.

To book a consultation, please call us on (02) 8962 9388 or contact us here.

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