Today, we are going to show and explain of augmentation rhinoplasty using the patient’s own rib cartilage.
Asian people commonly have low nasal dorsum and rounded nasal tip.
Therefore, many women in Korea have a rhinoplasty to make nasal bridge higher and tip plasty.
This woman also had a primary augmentation rhinoplasty using her own rib cartilage.
This “after photo” was taken 8 days later from her surgery date.
You can see her facial change after rhinoplasty.
Her nasal bridge height increased with a more harmonious relationship with her forehead.
Her nasal tip projection increased but rotation remained almost the same.
Nasal columellar show increase gives her tip a natural look.
Laterally bulging alar rim became flat. With time, swelling will decrease and she will get a more refined tip.
Although rib cartilage rhinoplasty takes more time and effort, this is worth trying because it gives a natural look without long term complications like infection or nasal contraction, which is quite common and also disastrous with alloplastic rhinoplasty.
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