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Implants in Asian Rhinoplasty

In general, the goal of a Caucasian nose surgery is usually to make the nose smaller, Asian rhinoplasty typically involves making the nose larger with the use of implants. The implants are applied in the Asian rhinoplasty involves silicone, Goretex, cartilage, dermis and so on. The available cartilage graft includes septal cartilage, conchal cartilage, costal cartilage, and donated cartilage

 

All implants can be used in bridge augmentation but only cartilage grafts or combined use of above cartilage can be used in tipplasty. 

 

How to choose these implants?

Generally, our suggestion is based on your facial features, your aesthetics standard and postoperative objectives, soft tissue condition, individual acceptance to the foreign stuff and your sort of each material's pros and cons.

 

Related Reading:

Silicone Nasal Implant Changes After Four or Five Years

 

Advantage of rib cartilage for the tip over ear cartilage

 

Reasons for Curving in Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty and Its Control

 

Cases with various implants:

1. Previous implants: bridge augmented with Goretex, tipplasty with ear cartilage

   Revision rhinoplasty: Nasal bridge: augmented with silicone implant & osteotomy, Tipplasty: self rib cartilage, paranasal augmentation

   Combined surgery: Fat transfer to forehead, temple, glabella, apple cheek and chin.

   Photo takenBefore and 7 days postop.

 



 

2. Primary nose job: Nasal bridge: soft tissue, Tipplasty: ear cartilage and nasal septum cartilage

   Combined surgery: Fat transfer to forehead, eyebrow, temple, glabella, apple cheek and chin.

   Photo takenBefore and 9 days postop.

 




 

3. Previous implants: bridge augmented with L-shape silicone graft.

   Revision rhinoplasty: Nasal bridge: augmented with Goretex & osteotomy, Tipplasty: self rib cartilage, paranasal augmentation

   Combined surgery: chin augmented with silicone

   Photo takenBefore and 3 months postop.

  







 

4. Previous implants: experienced four nose jobs before, bridge augmented with Goretex, tipplasty with ear cartilage

   Revision rhinoplasty: Nasal bridge: self rib cartilage, Tipplasty: self rib cartilage, paranasal augmentation

   Combined surgery: chin augmented fat graft and muscle cheek augmentation with fat trasfer.

   Photo takenBefore and 7 days postop. 

 


 





5. Primary nose job: Nasal bridge: donated cartilage, Tipplasty: donated cartilage, paranasal augmentation

   Combined surgery: Fat transfer to forehead, eyebrow, temple, glabella, apple cheek and chin.

   Photo takenBefore and 5 days postop.