|Surgery Duration||1 hour ~ 1.5 hours||Anesthesia||Anesthesia with Sedation|
|Hospitalization||Not Required||Removal of stitches||5 ~ 7 days after operation|
|Number of postoperative visits||2 ~ 3 times||Recovery Period||Return to normal life after removal of stitches|
What is Augmentation Rhinoplasty?
Natural-looking and Beautiful Nose
We recommend Augmentation Rhinoplasty to
01. Closed rhinoplasty
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.
02. Open rhinoplasty
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.
Note. Augmentation rhinoplasty is applicable to most patients. However, those who have been suffering from a serious sinus infection or have troubles in breathing due to a stuffy nose may have augmentation rhinoplasty with other functional rhinoplasty can be performed simultaneously.
01. Silicone implant
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.
02. Gore-Tex (Surge Gore-Tex, Pure Gore-Tex)
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.
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.
01. Donated rib cartilage
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.
02. Donated dermis (AlloDerm, MegaDerm)
Human dermis is processed to prevent rejection reactions. Using donated dermis, we can create a beautiful and natural-looking nose.
01. Autologous dermis
Autologous dermis, collected from the buttock or the groin, is used for nasal bridge augmentation of those who have extremely thin skin.
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.
03. Autologous cartilages
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.
04. Septal nasal cartilage (nose cartilage)
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.
05. Rib cartilage
When septal nasal cartilages or ear cartilages are not enough, Rib cartilages can be collected.
Note. We can minimize side effects by using fascia and cartilages together.
JW Plastic Surgery has well-experienced, skilled medical professionals and board certified plastic surgery specialists.
JW Plastic Surgery’s medical professionals provide 1-on-1 medical services encompassing medical consultation, surgical planning, and surgery and are doing their best to ensure safe surgery and patient satisfaction.