Use of Nasal Implants and Dorsal Modification When Treating the East Asian Nose.

Affiliation

Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 86 Asanbyeongwon-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, South Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Dorsal augmentation and tip surgery are essential procedures for East Asians seeking rhinoplasty, because they generally have thicker skin and poorly developed nasal dorsum and tip. For dorsal augmentation, many Asian surgeons prefer using alloplastic material, like silicone, Gore-Tex, and filler injection, for cost-effectiveness, easy handling, and short operation times. Compared with autologous implant materials, the use of synthetic implant is suggested to be associated with many complications, such as infection, extrusion, and deviation. However, even with the use of the autologous material, problems such as reabsorption after grafting, donor site complications can take place.

Keywords

Alloplastic material,Asian rhinoplasty,Autologous material,Dorsal augmentation,

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