Nose Implant

Nose Implant

What is Nose Implant?

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Experienced plastic surgeons adjust pre-formed medical grade silicone and place it over the nasal bone to enhance a patient’s nose bridge. Science and art are combined in fashioning the implant so the implant fits in proportion to the whole face.  The operative technique leaves no external scars.

Surgical Procedure

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

  • Incision is made either inside the nostrils or across the columella
  • The skin is separated from the bone and cartilage
  • The silicone is positioned over the nose's bridge
  • The skin is stitched back into place

Alarplasty

  • Surgeon will cut off some skin to revise the base of the nose, giving more proportion to the nostrils in relation to the rest of the nose.

Risks of Surgery

  • Bleeding and hematoma
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Temporary or permanent damage to deeper structures - such as nerves, blood vessels
  • Excessive scar tissue formation
  • Firmness around the implant
  • Implant displacement and pressure on surrounding structures
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Skin discoloration and swelling
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Pain which may persist
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Risks associated with anesthesia

Post-Operative Care

May vary per surgeon or patient.

  • Normal activities may be resumed the following day.
  • Sleep on 2 pillows or keep head elevated so as not to aggravate swelling.
  • Apply cold compress to the area for 48 hours (swelling subsides 48-72 hours).
  • Try to keep the tape or splint on nose as dry as possible. These will be removed after 5-7 days in the doctor's clinic.
  • Heavy nose blowing should be avoided for the 1st 5-10 days.
  • Avoid heavy lifting for the 1st 10 days.
  • Avoid aerobic exercises or any contact sports 4-6 weeks post-surgery.
  • Follow-up with the doctor and stitch removal will be 7 days after surgery.