Augmented Rhinoplasty

Augmented Rhinoplasty or nose augmentation, a plastic surgery procedure that  is very common among Asians and non-Caucasians to correct a flat nose with a round bulbous tip and flaring nostrils. The aim is to build an aesthetically pleasing nasal bridge with an elegant projection and well defined nasal tip, and at the same time narrow the flaring nostril base. An implant is usually used. The implanted material is biocompatible and extremely safe. It is common for Asians to have a Bimaxillary Dental Protusion, i.e. a prominent overbite and an underdeveloped chin. Augmentation rhinoplasty with a chin augmentation therefore gives tremendous aesthetic results.

Preparation before Surgery:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Special instructions you receive will cover:

  • What to do on the night before and the morning of surgery
  • The use of anesthesia during your nose surgery
  • Post-operative care and follow-up

Surgical Procedures:

Incisions are made inside the rim of the nostrils. Sometimes, tiny, inconspicuous incisions are also made on the rim of the nose. Soft tissues of the nose are then separated from the underlying structures, and the cartilage and bone causing the deformity are reshaped.

Post-Operative Care

The nose will be covered with either plaster or a light metal or plastic splint to maintain the position of the nasal bones.

Possible Risks and Complications: 

Rhinoplasty will provide significant improvements in the appearance of the nose for the vast majority of patients although, in occasional cases, a secondary correction may be required. There are risks with all surgical procedures. You should discuss all benefits and risks with your cosmetic surgeon.