Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures For Asian Patients

Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures For Asian Patients


Many principles and techniques of cosmetic plastic surgery were developed based on Caucasian patients. They do not always reflect ethnic differences in anatomy, as well as the beauty standards and cultural influences that may shape a patient's preferences and expectations.

Asian Plastic Surgery is dedicated to cosmetic procedures for Asian patients. Our plastic surgeons are experienced in both Western and Asian plastic surgery techniques, and they utilise aspects of both worlds to perform procedures tailored to the unique needs of Asian patients. Together they offer the following popular plastic surgery procedures.

Asian Breast Augmentation

The average Asian woman has a small, light frame, a short stature and a low body mass index. This petite body type is frequently accompanied by a lack of natural breast tissue, and in some cases, a disproportionately large areola compared to the natural breast size. Asian women seeking breast augmentation often express a desire for more proportionate breasts, not just bigger breasts. They tend to favour subtle results.

To achieve this type of breast augmentation result for Asian patients, the surgeon needs not only to perform the operation properly — they also must make wise choices about the surgical technique and the size and type of implants used to suit the Asian woman’s petite form. 

Breast augmentation may be right for you if:

  • You feel your breasts are not proportionate with your frame
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • You have lost breast volume due to breastfeeding or ageing

Asian Eyelid Surgery

East Asian and Southeast Asian eyes have several unique characteristics. The upper eyelid may have a shallow or absent crease (a ‘single eyelid’ or ‘monolid’). The upper eyelid may droop (‘ptosis’) or have excess fat that contributes to a puffy appearance. There may also be an epicanthal fold, a fold of skin that covers the inner corner of the eye.

Asian eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) typically focuses on creating an upper eyelid crease (‘double eyelid surgery’). Asian blepharoplasty can be performed using a non-incisional 'suture technique' or an incisional 'open technique', depending on the patient’s anatomy and preferences.

Eyelid surgery may be right for you if:

  • You want a more visible mobile lid and a defined upper eyelid crease
  • Your upper eyelids are drooping or bulky
  • Your vision is impaired by extra skin on your upper lids

Asian Fat Grafting

Asian patients often express concern that an invasive surgical procedure could leave behind conspicuous scars or results that look obvious and unnatural. Some also worry about the potential implications of introducing non-organic materials, such as breast implants, into their body. These are valid concerns that a conscientious plastic surgeon should take into account when treating patients of Asian heritage.

Fat grafting is a versatile technique that involves transferring a patient’s fat from one area of the body to another. For an appropriate candidate, it can be a natural alternative to breast augmentation with implants or nonsurgical facial volume enhancement.

Fat grafting may be right for you if:

  • You want results that look and feel soft and natural
  • You want the dual effect of volume enhancement and liposuction
  • You’d prefer to avoid having foreign material in your body

Asian Rhinoplasty

Asians generally have wider and flatter noses than caucasians. Both the nasal bridge and the tip may lack projection, and the nostrils may look ‘flared.’ Additionally, Asians often have weak cartilage, thicker skin and more sebaceous glands.

By re-proportioning the nose with rhinoplasty, Asian patients can achieve a different look while maintaining the cultural distinctions of their heritage. Many of the changes surgeons commonly make to Caucasian noses are not suited for the Asian face. A variety of rhinoplasty techniques are available to give Asian patients more tailored results.

Rhinoplasty may be right for you if:

  • Your nasal bridge lacks projection or starts low on your face
  • You have wide nostrils or a bulbous nasal tip
  • You want to lengthen a short nose

Asian Facial Bone Recontouring

Asian faces are often defined by prominent cheekbones, a strong jawbone and less projection in the forehead, nose and mid-face. These features can make the face appear wider, flatter or more square than an individual desires. Facial bone recontouring can bring these features into balance.

Bone contouring is one of the most aesthetically impactful fields of plastic surgery. While manipulating the soft tissues of the face can change a patient’s appearance in significant ways, adjusting the underlying skeletal foundation can bring about even more dramatic and long-lasting facial feature changes.

Facial bone recontouring may be right for you if:

  • You want a slimmer, more oval-shaped face
  • You want a more projected chin
  • You want a more tapered and delicate jaw
  • You want balanced volume in the mid-face

Visit Our Asian Plastic Surgery Doctors

One of the most important decisions to make when considering any cosmetic surgery is the choice of surgeon. Our surgeons are fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. At Asian Plastic Surgery, their work focuses on advanced surgical methods specifically designed to enhance Asian anatomy and aesthetics while celebrating the inherent beauty of Asian identity.

If you would like more information about any of these popular plastic surgery procedures for Asian patients, contact Asian Plastic Surgery on +02 5104 9703 or fill out our enquiry form today.

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