VIP Asian Nose Surgery

Characteristics of Asian Nose:

1. A broad and low nasal dorsum
2. Thick skin on the tip and supra tip
3. Poor tip projection and support with weak lower lateral cartilage
4. Thin and small amount of septal cartilage
5. Short nose
6. Retracted columella
7. Acute nasolabial angle
8. Thickened alar base
9. Flaring nostrils

Complications of the Silicone Implant:

1. Higher infection rate

2. Extrusion of implant
3. Displacement of implant
4. Thinning of soft tissue
5. Implant obviously showing through skin
6. Contraction
7. Skin redness

In order to reduce the complications of silicone implant, some doctors adapted more advanced technique which combines silicone implant on the dorsum with the autologous cartilage graft (septal cartilage and/or ear cartilage) on the structure and tip.

With this technique, the results improved slightly, but not enough to meet the patient’s expectation. This is because there are still limitation to achieving harmonious balance with other facial structures.

In Asian nose, septal cartilage is thin and small, overlaying soft tissue is thick, alar cartilage is weak, and mid-face including nasal spine is also retruded.

Therefore, silicone implant is still used and the effect of rhinoplasty performed with septal and ear cartilage is limited without the consideration of facial harmony.

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