Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(4): 317-323
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939511
Copyright © 2005 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Aesthetic Facial Surgery for the Asian Male

Samuel M. Lam1
  • 1Willow Bend Wellness Center, Lam Facial Plastic Surgery Center and Hair Restoration Institute, Plano, Texas
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Publication Date:
31 March 2006 (online)

ABSTRACT

Cosmetic surgery of the Asian face has become increasingly popular in the Far East and the West. The Asian male identity has undergone an evolution in Western media toward a more positive change. The standards of beauty have also changed, being defined by more multicultural models and styles of dress than before. To undertake cosmetic surgery of the Asian face, particularly of the Asian male, requires a different psychological understanding of the individual as well as an entirely different surgical technique in most cases. This brief article does not delve into the technical details of each procedure but concentrates on the salient differences in how to approach the Asian male patient for each of the different procedures, including Asian blepharoplasty, augmentation rhinoplasty, lip reduction, dimple fabrication, otoplasty, facial contouring and aging face procedures, and hair restoration.