When nasal bridge and tip is low, it can call it a “flat nose”.
Some people does not like a shape of flat nose, then it can improve by rhinoplasty.
1. Improve the nasal bridge
2. Improve the nasal tip
3. May need to improve the nasal wig (alar reduction) too
If the tip is relatively high, but the bridge is slightly low compared to the height of tip, only the bridge augmentation using an implant (Silicone or Goretex) or autologous materials can be done. However, in case both the tip and bridge are low and flat, it is necessary to reshape both of them to bring a better look.
For tip plasty, septal cartilage is used to rebuild a framework, if not sufficient, rib cartilage can be used instead or together.
Silicone and Gore-Tex implant used for bridge augmentation.
But Silicone and Gore-Tex is an artificial implant. (foreign materials)
It can cause infection or try to come out from nose with pain.
If patient doesn’t want to use it because of those problems, can use their own cartilage, bone, fascia, periosteum etc.
Autologous materials: self-rib cartilage, ear cartilage, nasal septum cartilage, fascia, periosteum, dermis etc)
This is a case of flat nose rhinoplasty by Dr. Hong-Ryul, Jin