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 desires and expectations.
Asian Plastic Surgery specialises in cosmetic enhancement for Asian patients. Our plastic surgeons are experienced in both Western and Asian plastic surgery techniques, and they utilise the best of both worlds to perform procedures tailored to the unique needs and desires of Asian patients. Together they offer a range of services that highlight the natural beauty and elegance of Asian patients, including 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 beautiful and proportionate breasts, not just bigger breasts. They tend to favour natural-looking results that are feminine yet subtle.
To achieve the best 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. Nipple reduction and areola reshaping can be included with the augmentation procedure to comprehensively enhance the patient’s feminine proportions.
Breast augmentation may be right for you if:
- Your breasts are not proportionate with your frame
- Your breasts are asymmetrical
- You feel limited in the clothing you can buy
- 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’) that can create the impression of a tired or heavy eye and make makeup application difficult. The upper eyelid may droop (‘ptosis’) or have excess fat that further contributes to a heavy, sleepy or aged expression. 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’) and giving the eyes a more open and vibrant appearance. The procedure can help to produce larger and more expressive eyes that enhance the structure, features and proportions of the Asian face. Asian blepharoplasty can be performed using a non-incisional 'suture technique' or an incisional 'open technique', depending on the patient’s anatomy and goals.
Eyelid surgery may be right for you if:
- You want a more visible mobile lid and a defined upper eyelid crease
- You desire a fresh, alert and youthful expression
- 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 or dermal fillers, 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. As an alternative to breast augmentation with implants or facial volume enhancement with dermal fillers, fat grafting is long-lasting, less invasive, lower risk and 100% organic. It also produces significantly less scarring.
Fat grafting may be right for you if:
- You want results that look and feel soft and natural
- You want the dual benefits of volume enhancement and liposculpture
- You’d prefer to avoid having foreign material in your body
- You’d like a quicker and more comfortable recovery
An attractive face is well-balanced and the nose, located front and centre, plays a critical role in creating this sense of aesthetic balance. Asians generally have wider and flatter noses that can contribute to an overall look of flatness between the eyes and the upper lip. 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 enjoy a more harmonious and balanced appearance while maintaining the cultural distinctions that make them unique. Many of the changes surgeons commonly make to Caucasian noses are not ideal for the Asian face. A variety of rhinoplasty techniques are available to give Asian patients the elegant, discreet, natural results they’re looking for.
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
- You desire a more defined profile
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 desired. Asian women may also feel that these characteristics make them look too masculine. Facial bone recontouring can bring disproportionate features into harmony and help patients address areas of their appearance that make them feel self-conscious or unattractive.
Bone contouring is one of the most aesthetically impactful fields of plastic surgery. While manipulating the soft tissues of the face can improve 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 Specialists
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. This allows them to transform their patients’ appearance and self-esteem while celebrating the inherent beauty of their cultural identity.