Asian Rhinoplasty Boston

Ethnicity is an essential factor in how a surgeon approaches a rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Markarian produces natural, balanced results that respect and preserve his patients’ ethnicities.

What is Asian Rhinoplasty?

Nose reshaping surgeries and techniques vary depending on an individual’s specific characteristics and aims. A factor that greatly influences the most suitable rhinoplasty technique is a patient’s ethnicity as our ethnicity determines our physical features and so will impact the type of nose reshaping techniques that can be performed.

The number of Asian American patients who underwent a cosmetic procedure in the United States in 2018 was reported to be 1,166,980 which made up 7% of the overall number of patients. Additionally, the American Society of Plastic Surgery reported that Asian Rhinoplasty patients made up 5% of the total rhinoplasty patients in the US in 2018. Asian Rhinoplasty has an 89% worth-it rating on RealSelf.

Typical Aims of Asian Rhinoplasty

The most common requests tend to include:

  • Nasal tip refinement
  • Narrower nose
  • Increased definition of the nasal bridge 
  • Elevating a low-set dorsum

Asian Rhinoplasty Techniques

Tip Rhinoplasty

The technique required to alter the tip of the nose is more complex than many nose reshaping procedures performed on other areas of the nose. Generally, open rhinoplasty is used for tip refinement surgeries to ensure greater precision can be achieved when sculpting the nasal cartilage. 

Nasal tip suturing techniques use sutures to reshape and sculpt the cartilage at the tip of the nose. This procedure can be performed for some patients but due to the fact many Asian Rhinoplasty patients have quite weak cartilage at the tip of the nose, sculpting this cartilage may not be successful or appropriate. Therefore, patients will often need a graft material, such as cartilage taken from another area of their body and added to the tip of their nose. Usually, this graft is taken from the patient’s body using the cartilage from their nasal septum or ear and is inserted and shaped on the nasal tip to achieve the desired result.

Nasal Bridge

For patients who desire increased definition to their nasal bridge, graft material is used to create the shape of the bridge. Many Asian Rhinoplasty patients have a fairly flat nose bridge and so to alter the shape of the nasal bridge a graft must be added.

Depending on the extent to which the nasal bridge is being enhanced, and how much cartilage can be safely taken from the patient’s body, some patients may require additional materials to be grafted such as silicone. During your consultation, Dr. Markarian will assess your specific circumstances and be able to inform you as to the material that will be used. 

This technique is therefore extremely different from other nose reshaping procedures which are aimed at reducing and reshaping the nose. It is instead helping to build the nose using graft material and so requires a very different set of skills to perform the procedure.

Although the specific technique will depend on the individual’s characteristics and aims, common mistakes in Asian rhinoplasty procedures tend to include removing cartilage and reshaping the bone. As most Asian Rhinoplasty patients have weak cartilage, removing this cartilage can lead to unsuccessful results and a lack of structural stability in the nose. In these cases, Revision Rhinoplasty is often needed as their nose will require additional reinforcement to both enhance the aesthetic appearance of their nose but also give it stability. This is why it is essential that your surgeon has specialist skills in Asian Rhinoplasty so they can provide you with excellent results. 

Recovery From Asian Rhinoplasty 

The exact recovery time and experience will vary for patients depending on the specific procedure untaken and their individual recovery rates. Initially, after the procedure, patients will have a nose splint on for the first week. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Markarian will be scheduled to have the splint removed and for him to check on your recovery. The nose is likely to still be quite swollen at this point and can take months to subside.

If a cartilage graft was inserted to the nasal bridge or tip during your procedure after a few weeks it will become a part of your nose. Cartilage grafts are generally safer than other types of graft materials and have a significantly reduced rate of complications due to the fact the material used for the graft is taken from your own body.

How Much Does Asian Rhinoplasty in Boston Cost?

The exact cost of the procedure will depend on the specific procedure undertaken. Asian Rhinoplasty is cheaper than other nose reshaping procedures as it is stated by RealSelf to have an average cost of $6,975. However, it is also stated that the average cost of Asian Rhinoplasty is $15,000 or more. When considering the price of an Asian Rhinoplasty quote, it is essential to ask if the price include OR and anesthesia fees.

Undergoing both tip rhinoplasty and nasal bridge surgery will be more expensive than if just tip rhinoplasty is performed. The amount of graft material needed, how long the surgery takes, your surgeon’s skill level and the location will impact the final cost.


Initial Side Effects: 

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising
  • Occasionally bleeding can occur

Asian Rhinoplasty Risks:

  • Infection 
  • Hole in the nasal septum
  • Breathing Issues
  • Scarring


Patients who are considering any type of Asian Rhinoplasty in Boston should undertake significant research into the types of surgical techniques, the risks, and recovery as well as their individual aims.

You should see a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive skills and experience in performing Asian Rhinoplasty procedures in Boston.

Contact Board-Certified Surgeon Dr. Mark Markarian if you desire an Asian Rhinoplasty consultation.