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Home » Plastic Surgical Procedures » Surgical Procedures » Nose Implant Surgery

Nose Implant Surgery (Augmentation Rhinoplasty)

Symptoms:
Nose looks small with low, sunken bridge and tip looks small and ill defined; nose looks flattened secondary to earlier trauma (e.g. broken nose); lack of nasal bridge makes face look flat and featureless

Description of Procedure:
This procedure is performed through a scar hidden inside the nostril, where a dorsal nasal implant is centralized and inserted to augment the nasal bridge and restore symmetry to the proportions of the nose. Dr Lim's preference is to use low profile (3mm height) implants which are inserted securely under the bone lining (called the periosteum) so that there is no 'wobble' in the tail of the implant after insertion. Other implant types are available on request. Sometimes, ear cartilage is used to shape the tip at the same time as implant insertion

PLEASE NOTE: Silicone implants are stable for use in Orientals. Patients with thinner nasal skin (Caucasians, Northern Indians) require other material (cartilage/ bone) for nasal augmentation as the thin skin renders a silicone implant prone to extrusion.

Anaesthesia:
  • Local Anaesthesia, Intravenous sedation (recommended).

Hospital Stay:
Downtime:
  • You will be able to walk out of the clinic
  • Stabilising tape is removed at 7 days
  • Sutures normally dissolve by themselves unless an open approach is used
  • Swelling around the nose will subside over the course of a few days
  • Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week when the tape is removed- many patients are back at work within a few days and tell their colleagues they broke their nose!
  • Remnant bruising and swelling will resolve by 2 weeks (which is concealable)
 
 
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