The Asian nose – Part 2.

The Asian nose – Part 2.

This is another one of the most popular operations. Typically, in most Asian
populations, the nose in general appears to be flat and they seek an operation that
will give the nose projection and make it not appear flat.

The operation for this is a fairly simple operation where an implant is used that is being

nicely conforms to the middle of the nose which is called the columella and on top of the
nose which is called the roof or dorsum of the nose. This implant material is either a Porex
material typically produced by company called Medpor and/or it can be a silicone
material and many companies produce silicone nose implants. The operation is
done through a closed rhinoplasty approach and it is an operation that is
expeditious and can be even done under pure local anesthesia if somebody would
like that. The operation has high rate of satisfaction. The most common
complication, short term or long term, can be an infection as these materials that are
artificial, and an artificial material can be infected. It appears that the Porex implant
has a lower rate of infection and also conforms more accurately. Another cause of
reoperation and another complication of this operation is displacement or
misplacement of the implant that can be done at the time of surgery or it can occur
actually over many years because the nose is a dynamic entity and it does grow as
we age.

John Anastasatos, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills


John M. Anastasatos, M.D., FACS

The son of a Greek shipping executive, Dr. Anastasatos was born in New York during one of his father’s overseas assignments. In 2007 he moved to Beverly Hills and established his own private practice. Dr. John Anastasatos performs both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. That also includes revision cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, body and nose. You can connect with Dr. John Anastasatos on his Google Plus account.