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Rhinoplasty Nose Implant Choices

The days of injecting paraffin and liquid silicone to build up nasal structure are long gone. Use of solid implants, both natural and synthetic, are now a standard feature of augmentation rhinoplasty.

In Asia, solid silicone implants remain the most popular material used to build up a flattened nasal dorsum. Synthetic materials like Gore-Tex-like fabric and Med-Por are felt to be even more biocompatible.

Problems such as infection, shifting, and exposure over time can occur if the implant is too large, too hard, poorly shaped, or not skillfully placed.

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Some such complications appear to be technique-dependent, and many experienced rhinoplasty specialists still prefer the reliability and ease of use of solid silicone, especially now that the latest generation of implants are softer and better shaped.

Other surgeons (especially those in the United States) prefer using natural tissues taken from the patient's own body, particularly cartilage from the ear (auricular) or other parts of the nose (nasal septum) or fascia. Many feel that synthetic implants are clearly inferior; if they become infected or extrude, problems can be dramatic, dangerous, and difficult to repair.

Rib grafts (costal cartilage) have been suggested for difficult cases but are not popular for routine use due to healing issues at the donor site and the greater complexity and operating time. Shaping the graft can be difficult.

All of the materials noted here can yield excellent results. As with all plastic surgery, the quality of the final outcome is most dependent on the skill and aesthetic sensibility of the surgeon.


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More on Asian Rhinoplasty >

Asian Rhinoplasty Overview
Introduction to surgery on the nose

Anatomy for Asian Rhinoplasty
Structure & terms for understanding rhinoplasty options

Augmentation Rhinoplasty Options
What features can rhinopasty alter on the Asian nose

Rhinoplasty Implant Choices
Materials used in augmentation of the nasal dorsum

Reduction Rhinoplasty
Correcting a bulge along the spine of the nose

Alar Base Excision Rhinoplasty
Decreasing a wide nasal base with flare at the nostrils

Changing Nose Length
Techniques for reduction or elongation of the nasal spine

Increasing Definition at the Nasal Tip
Rhinoplasty using cartilage to define the tip of the nose

Paranasal Augmentation
Implants and injectables to soften a depression around the nostrils

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Injectable fillers to augment and reshape the Asian nose

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