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sonya 02-26-2008 01:24 PM

Is 'Westernizing' Your Nose Wrong?
As an Asian-American that grew up in Korea I can sat cosmetic surgery to 'westernize' our looks is running rampant. Now 34 and American living in Irvine [where we have a large Asian population too] this plastic surgery plague has even spread to me. Even Im thinking about double eyelid surgery to give me what God didn't. Does anyone feel this is wrong? A lot of us Asian get rhinoplasty to build up the bridges of our noses too.. this makes them look more Anglo/European. Is this the right thing to do? It doesn't improve breathing so no one can use that as an excuse. Why is the European nose [prominent projected bridge and thin tip] the way we should look? Why? I feel this trend is dangerous. Some people say its no different then putting on makeup to ourselves feel best but when is cosmetic gone too far? Makeup? Colored contacts? Veneers? Westernizing your nose? What is the cut off until we are stepping on God's toes? Same goes for African Americans. Do you notice the ones in show business are pressured and often do refine their nose tips to make them narrower and skinny? I think this whole movement in our culture is reaching a tipping point of too much pressure for us all to look the same way. How is this different than Hitler's beliefs?

jujubu 02-26-2008 03:42 PM

you are overthinking this as MOST PEOPLE are not ever gonna do it... it is a personal free choice, unlike Hitler who would just kill you.

go to Dr. Toriumi in chicago to fix your nose if you are interested. He specializes in that and more specifically doing asian and black noses. Very talented!!

judy 02-27-2008 02:32 AM

as a jewish-american i find the comparison of me getting plastic surgery to being the same as adolf hitler absolutely appalling. i'm at a loss of words for it.

rainyrainy 05-22-2009 07:10 PM

I think it's very possible to improve the look of your nose while still maintaining the ethnic characteristics of it. Increasing the bridge slightly, or a slight narrowing of the nostrils (in very flaring nostrils) will not give you a Western nose, just a more balanced looking nose that will suit your face. I think Asians/Africans who have had their nose bridge raised too high, or tip narrowed too much end up looking really bad!! So make sure your surgeon is experienced enough when it comes to doing Asian/African noses, otherwise he might end up overdoing it! Check out Janet Jackson's nose and you'll see what I mean.

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