Natural-looking and Beautiful Nose
Your facial appearance could be changed by augmentation rhinoplasty. By raising the nose, the face will look slimmer. Augmentation rhinoplasty is not only about augment the nasal bridge to be high but the important point is keeping the facial balance and deciding the height of the nose based on that balance.
Most surgical incisions are made inside the nostrils for the scars not to be seen. Closed rhinoplasty should be performed by well-experienced specialist plastic surgeons due to the limited access to the cartilage and bones of the nose.
With open rhinoplasty, a plastic surgeon can precisely correct each cartilage and bone by making incisions on the nasal bridge and completely exposing the structure of a nose. One of its advantages is that a surgeon can easily see the internal structure of a nose and perform a precise procedure. Open rhinoplasty is generally used for a more precise nose tip correction.
Silicone implant is the most common and oldest implant for rhinoplasty. It is not absorbed or does not change in shape even after a long lapse of time. In addition, it is easy to form silicone into various shapes, considering the patient’s facial characteristics.
If the patient’s skin is too thin, an implant may be seen through the skin. Proper implants should be used considering the patient’s skin thickness and conditions.
Gore-Tex, widely applied to vascular surgery, has been proven to be safe. As Gore-Tex is softer than Silicone implant, it can be used for those who have thin skin. In addition, it looks very natural after an operation.
Gore-Tex easily assimilate into the tissues and develops few complications such as foreign body reactions due to its microscopic holes. Because of its soft texture, it is difficult to sculpt it into a desired shape or to insert it into a proper location. Therefore, surgery using Gore-Tex should be performed by well-experienced and skilled rhinoplasty (nose surgery) specialist.
Silitex is an implant consisting of silicone on the front and thin Gore-Tex on the rear. It has the advantages of both silicone and Gore-Tex. If the patient has extremely thin skin, using autologous fascia or dermis may be added to the front of an implant, instead of Gore-Tex.
If you are not comfortable with autologous cartilage or afraid of scars or pain, donated cartilages may be used. Donated cartilages are used as a rhinoplasty material after being disinfected and stabilized. Approved by FDA in U.S.A.
Human dermis is processed to prevent rejection reactions. Using donated dermis, we can create a beautiful and natural-looking nose.
A fascia is a sheet surrounding muscles. Fascia used for rhinoplasty are collected from the inside of the scalp above the ears. As surgical incisions are made on the scalp, they are easy to be collected. In addition, surgery using fascia is simple and the scars are not easily seen. Fascia are generally applied to patients with thin skin.
ear cartilages, the most widely used autologous cartilages, can be easily collected and do not leave any scars after being collected. They are generally used for nose tip augmentation and sometimes for precise nasal bridge augmentation.
Septal nasal cartilages, collected from the inside of the nostrils, do not require any incisions. As they are straight, they are used as a nasal bridge support to create a sharp and prominent nose.
When septal nasal cartilages or ear cartilages are not enough, Rib cartilages can be collected. Rib cartilages are used to extend a firm and extremely short nose or a shrunk nose due to the side effects of the previous operation, and extremely upturned nose.