How Augmentation Rhinoplasty Is Done

How Augmentation Rhinoplasty Is Done

People who wish to give their noses a more elegant shape by giving it a more prominent angle usually resort to augmentation rhinoplasty with silicone implant. The silicone is usually used to raise the bridge of the nose. Of course, the particular way in which the nose is to be reshaped should blend with the rest of the features of the face. In fact, a great deal of time should be spent with the plastic surgeon for the purpose of identifying the right shape for the patient’s face. Plastic surgeons will have a whole collection of drawings representing general face types and featuring the different nose contours that are suitable for a specific face type or shape.

Among the first things that the surgeon will do is to determine three things about his patient.He will take time to study the structure of the nasal bones as well as the shape and texture of the soft tissue in the nose.

Then, he or she will determine the skin type of the patient, the ethnicity, and the age. This second set of details will be used to model a nose shape that is realistic for that particular skin type, ethnicity, and age. In other words, they are criteria that will be needed to create a pleasing appearance for the remodeled nose.

There is a minimum age limit for performing this procedure and this fluctuates from between 15-16 years of age.

The operation can be done as an outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia is a requirement for the parts of the nose that are to be affected by the surgery. For nervous and agitated people, oral or intravenous sedatives may be used to induce relaxation and stability in the patient.

The incision is then made, followed by opening up the portion of the nose where the implant is to be placed. Medical-grade silicone is shaped and inserted into the space allotted for it and everything sutured in place.

To prevent deformation, a supporting splint may be placed at the sides of the nose.

If the grade of silicone used is correct – medical grade – the substance should be biologically inert. In such a case, the silicone will remain intact for a long time, sometimes even lasting the entire lifetime of the patient. Special attention should be paid to the quality of the silicone to be used. Inferior grades of silicone may melt within the nose. This will not only cause deformation, but also possibly many undesirable effects in the body due to its reaction to the melted silicone.

If the patient is slightly paranoid about the use of silicone, he or she has the option to remove cartilage from other portions of the body and use that cartilage instead of silicone. Plastic surgeons will know what portions of the body cartilaginous tissue can be taken from for the purpose of nose implants. However, this will involve surgery on that specific area.

To avoid falling in with fly-by-night plastic surgeons, the proper information has to gathered from appropriate sources. The experience of close friends who have had successful face cosmetic augmentation rhinoplasty performed on their noses is one valuable informational resource that should not be overlooked.

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