Generally when I think “rhinoplasty” and Japanese, it is trying to remember what kanji characters to use. Japanese have cute button noses; rhinoplasty shouldn’t be an issue, right? But oh no.
Japanese judge beauty by how “tall” your nose is. That is, how humped and high the bridge is. The second-most popular plastic surgery procedure for Japanese and Asians after eyelid surgery is “dorsal augmentation” to raise the bridge of the nose. These glasses allegedly invented by Joji Yamahara (emeritus professor of the University of Sydney’s pharmacology department) vibrate the bridge of the nose to make it “taller” just as the Japanese love.
Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: Rhinoplasty glasses
…a Japanese professor at the University of Sydney has made it possible for folks to get their gaijin nose without going under the knife. His invention comes in the form of a pair of lensless glasses, where the magic lies in the polythene nose piece. Powered by mercury batteries, the nose piece vibrates at 7,000 Hz per minute, creating a force that excites the growth of your nasal bridge cartilage. Wear it for three minutes everyday, and you should be able to look down your newly augmented nose in two to three weeks.
A pair costs HK$1, 680 at JC Shop outlets in Hong Kong, where they’ve experimented on a model – her nose was apparently raised from 20 degrees to 30 degrees after seven days of use.
Actually such nose clips for beauty are a world-famous medical frauds. Called a “nose straightener” in the West, it’s featured on the cover blurb of the book, “Quack!: Tales of Medical Fraud from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices” and on the top page of the website Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.