IMPLANTS USED WITH ASIAN NOSE JOBS
Is it common for Asian rhinoplasty to involve augmentation? How is this achieved? Are implants used?
Yes, in Asian rhinoplasty, augmentation of the bridge of the nose and the nasal tip are often performed. If an implant is used, I usually use the patient’s own cartilage from the nasal septum or from behind the ear. If a patient needs a large amount of augmentation of the bridge, then a silicone or goretex implant may be used. I only use the patient’s own cartilage to augment the nasal tip. In some patients, simply narrowing the nose accomplishes the goal and implants are not necessary. I spent 3 and 1/2 years in Hawaii after my fellowship where I did many Asian rhinoplasties.