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Asian patients who would like to refine the appearance of their nose and minimize imperfections or flaws can receive Asian rhinoplasty. This unique procedure maintains the features of the nose that speak to their ethnicity and heritage, while also smoothing flaws and helping to achieve your ideal nose.

What is Asian rhinoplasty?

Asian rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to create an aesthetically pleasing nose that achieves an ideal appearance while speaking to your Asian heritage. Asian rhinoplasty harmonizes with Asian facial features, taking into account common Asian nasal structures and qualities, including reduced cartilage, thicker nasal skin, and flared nostrils. Dr. Fechner will take your unique nasal bone density, nostril size, and the length of your nasal bridge into account while performing your Asian rhinoplasty.

Benefits of Asian rhinoplasty

Asian rhinoplasty provides many benefits for patients. The procedure is specially customized to your specific needs, while also respecting your ethnicity. Benefits include the following:

  • Preserves your Asian heritage
  • Resolves nasal flaws and unwanted aspects of the appearance of your nose
  • Enhances and improves the shape, symmetry and size of your nose
  • Takes special consideration of your unique skin type and scarring potential
  • Achieves balanced, harmonious facial features
  • Corrects a deviated septum
  • Helps to boost self-esteem and personal confidence
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What happens during the Asian rhinoplasty procedure?

While there are similarities of the underlying nasal structure for Asian patients, each patient’s nose is unique and has different asethetic requirements.

Asian noses tend to have low bridges and rounder, wider tips, causing the nose to appear shorter and flatter. To heighten a low nasal bridge, cartilage grafts or an implant may be used to add desired projection and dimension.

Your Asian rhinoplasty will begin with general anesthesia. From there, Dr. Fechner will use custom techniques to achieve the precise changes you would like made:

Closed rhinoplasty

This technique is ideal for more finite, precise changes to the nose. During closed rhinoplasty, small incisions are made inside the nostrils, through which Dr. Fechner can make changes and refinements that require less significant restructuring.

Open rhinoplasty

This rhinoplasty technique is more involved, ideal for complex or significant alternations. During the procedure, small incisions are made on the outside of the nose. Dr. Fechner will make these inisions carefully so that they are hidden in the natural folds of the skin. From there, Dr. Fechner will then lift the nasal skin, exposing the underlying nasal structures. He will then make significant, complex changes to the nasal structure.

Recovery after Asian rhinoplasty

After your rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Fechner will place an external splint and tape over your nose to help it heal properly in the right shape and position. After one week, he will remove the splint. Expect swelling and bruising during this time, which will fade after about two weeks. Use cold compresses to help with the swelling, and keep your head elevated. By two weeks post-procedure, many patients feel comfortable returning to sedentary work.

Nasal swelling will continue, decreasing over a period of months. This can sometimes cause changes in the appearance of the nose, but this is normal as you heal from your rhinoplasty procedure. It may take up to 12 months for the nose to “settle” completely. At that point, your final results will be apparent.

Who is a candidate for Asian rhinoplasty?

Candidates for Asian rhinoplasty are men or women who reshape their nose without losing the features that speak to their heritage. The best way to determine whether you’re a candidate for rhinoplasty is with a detailed consultation with Dr. Fechner. He will examine the anatomy of your nose and its relationship with your other facial features, go over your medical history, and understand your concerns and aesthetic goals. He will determine whether you’re a good candidate for Asian rhinoplasty, and discuss the procedure in detail.

Generally, ideal candidates for Asian rhinoplasty surgery meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health generally
  • Have no healing problems or serious medical concerns
  • Do not smoke
  • Nasal skin is not too thick or thin
  • Have a strong underlying framework of cartilage
  • Have realistic expectations about what Asian rhinoplasty can achieve
  • Snore excessively or have breathing problems caused by a deviated septum
  • Would like to change the appearance of their nose

Why choose Dr. Fechner for Asian rhinoplasty?

Dr. Fechner is a Harvard trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasties and other facial plastic surgeries. Having performed more than 10,000 facial procedures for his many satisfied patients, Dr. Fechner is known for his extensive expertise and nuanced, natural outcomes, with a well-deserved reputation as a leading specialist and authority in his field.

Dr. Fechner is the ideal choice for patients who would like Asian rhinoplasty, as his cutting-edge, specialized rhinoplasty procedures ensure the results of your aesthetic surgery are as refined and ideal as you desire while respecting your beautiful heritage.

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Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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