Implants in Asian Rhinoplasty
Though popular in Asian countries, synthetic implants are not always the most suitable option for raising the height of a patient’s nasal bridge during an Asian rhinoplasty. This surgical technique may attract patients who seek a less-costly option as well as less time spent in surgery; however, there are drawbacks to this form of augmentation. There can be a shift in placement even after the material has been secured inside the nose, and the body may reject the substance of which the constituent elements are composed. A preferred method of augmentation involves the patient-derived implant of diced cartilage wrapped in fascia. In Asian patients, this can be used to add height to the bridge of the nose.