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Asian Rhinoplasty |
New York City

In the realm of Asian Rhinoplasty, where the artistry lies in reshaping noses while honoring ethnic features, Dr. Shah stands out. He recognizes the pitfalls of using nasal implants made of artificial materials, which often result in a harsh, unnatural appearance and can lead to discomfort and complications like extrusion from the nose.
Dr. Shah's philosophy centers on crafting noses that maintain softer, natural highlights without compromising on durability or aesthetics. Unlike the common practice of relying on artificial implants, he exclusively utilizes natural materials sourced from the patient's own body—such as nose cartilage, ear cartilage, or costal cartilage—to achieve remarkable results.
Patients seeking Dr. Shah's expertise can expect a meticulous approach that prioritizes both the artistic vision and the technical precision required for optimal outcomes in Asian American rhinoplasty.

What Is Asian American Rhinoplasty

Dr. Anil Shah, a double board-certified expert in Asian American rhinoplasty, offers a unique approach to patients in New York City seeking his specialized expertise. Asian Rhinoplasty is not just about reshaping a nose; it's an art form aimed at preserving ethnic identity while enhancing aesthetics.


Unlike common practices that rely on nasal implants made of artificial materials, Dr. Shah advocates for a natural and sophisticated approach. He emphasizes the drawbacks of artificial implants, such as their tendency to create a harsh and unnatural appearance, along with potential complications like pain, mobility issues, and extrusion.


Dr. Shah's philosophy revolves around preserving ethnic features and creating noses with softer, more natural highlights. He eschews artificial implants due to concerns about aesthetics, infection risks, and rejection by the body. Instead, he exclusively uses natural materials sourced from the patient's own body, such as nose cartilage, ear cartilage, or costal cartilage. This results in noses that not only look softer and more natural but also boast durability and authenticity.


This meticulous approach is time-consuming and technically demanding compared to implant-based methods. Dr. Shah meticulously carves and places each cartilage graft to ensure optimal support and aesthetics. His expertise is backed by two scientific papers highlighting effective graft carving techniques, showcasing his dedication to precision and artistry in Asian American rhinoplasty.

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty For Asian Americans

Non-surgical rhinoplasty has become a sought-after procedure among Asian patients looking to enhance their nose bridge without undergoing surgery. Dr. Shah's expertise in this area is unparalleled.

Traditionally, non-surgical rhinoplasty focuses on augmenting the nose bridge and, to a lesser extent, the tip, albeit with less precision. The advantage of using fillers lies in their non-invasive nature, avoiding the need for surgery and offering immediate results. Recent advancements in facial fillers have significantly improved their efficacy compared to just a few years ago.

Among the options, Radiesse, while popular in Asia, is not Dr. Shah's preferred choice due to its irreversibility and potential for uneven soft tissue distribution in the nose. Juvederm Ultra Plus, although softer, falls short of the ideal longevity desired. Dr. Shah's top recommendation is Voluma, known for its firmness, long-lasting results, and the ability to be reversed if needed, ensuring safety and satisfaction for his patients. For those seeking years, not just months, of augmentation, Voluma stands as the premier choice in non-surgical rhinoplasty under Dr. Shah's expert guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Asian American Rhinoplasty

Discover Dr. Anil Shah's expertise in non-surgical rhinoplasty for Asian American patients in New York City through these frequently asked questions:

What is Dr. Shah's preference: filler or cartilage for nose augmentation?

 Dr. Shah often recommends cartilage for permanent changes, considering it cost-effective and suitable for most patients.


Can filler be used on a previously operated nose?

 It depends on the type of previous surgery. Patients with artificial implants should avoid filler due to infection risks, while those with their own cartilage can benefit from improved safety.

Does filler last longer in already augmented noses?

Yes, filler can last longer in these cases as it tends to turn into collagen over time, making it a good option for minor imperfections post-surgery.

What type of cartilage is best for the bridge: septal, rib, or ear?

 For significant augmentation, rib or septal cartilage is preferred due to their straighter and stiffer nature compared to ear cartilage.

How often does Dr. Shah use rib cartilage in Asian Rhinoplasty?

Rib cartilage is utilized when necessary to add structure and improve nose shape, although septal cartilage is often sufficient for patients seeking minor changes.

Is alar base reduction possible?

Yes, especially for patients with thick skin, alar base reduction can be an option to improve healing and aesthetics.

Is there a limit to how much the nose can be projected and raised?

Yes, it depends on the soft tissues of the nose; with rib cartilage, significant changes can be achieved.


Is Voluma safer than Radiesse in the nose?

Voluma is preferred due to its reversibility and minimal adherence to soft tissues, avoiding contour changes.

Why would Dr. Shah use facial filler in the nose?

  As an expert in rhinoplasty and fillers, Dr. Shah combines both to create aesthetically pleasing results in non-surgical rhinoplasty.

What are common mistakes by other injectors with filler?

  Superficial placement and overuse leading to wide noses are common mistakes. Dr. Shah ensures proper placement for natural-looking results.

How long does filler last in the nose?

Filler can last over 2 years in some cases, thanks to the lack of movement in this area.

Does Dr. Shah perform revision surgery for Asian rhinoplasty?

He commonly addresses issues like over-rotation and nasal tip projection in revision cases, often using rib cartilage.

When can I expect my Asian rhinoplasty to look good?

  Most patients see significant improvement within a week, with full healing taking 1 to 3 years for final results.

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