A Nose Implant Can Fix Your Flat Nose!
Because the nose is regarded as the defining feature of the face, even a slight modification can greatly improve your appearance.
Your nose is easily the most noticeable part of the midface and dictates the balance between the upper and lower face.
A well balanced nose can enhance the eyes and mouth, instead of overshadowing them.
Nose implant Surgery or Augmentation Rhinoplasty is undoubtedly the top cosmetic procedure that can bring aesthetic harmony and balance to the face.
Risks of Surgery
Similar to every major surgery, augmentation rhinoplasty come with risks like bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to anesthesia.
Additional potential risks related to this procedure include:
- Breathing problems
- Lasting numbness around your nose
- A small chance of an uneven-appearing nose
- Pain, swelling or discoloration that may continue to persist
Discuss with your surgeon about how these risks relate to you.
Before the Surgery
In preparation for the surgery, you are going to be required to:
- Take a lab test - medical problems has to be controlled before surgery
- Wait six months for surgery in case of a previous infection
- Stop smoking
- Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements since they can increase bleeding
- Undergo assessment of tissue pliability
Nose Implant Procedure
This procedure involves the following steps:
Step 1. Anesthesia
Anesthesia is administered so you will be comfortable while the surgery is going on.
Step 2. The Incision. Open VS Closed
This procedure has two basic types, open and closed.
Closed rhinoplasty, also called as endonasal rhinoplasty, involves an incision inside the nostrils, giving you no visible skin incisions. After the incision is created, the skin is lifted from the underlying cartilage and bone. The implant can then be positioned.
Open rhinoplasty, also called external rhinoplasty, involves an incision across the columella, the thin strip of tissue that divides the nostrils. With this incision, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is carefully lifted, enabling the placement of the implant.
Step 3. Placing the Implant
Before the procedure a decision has to be made whether to use synthetic implants (example: Silicone, Gore-Tex, Medpor) or autologous (obtained from the same individual) tissue (rib cartilage).
Rib Graft is one of the best solutions to correct a flat nose.
Why the rib?
- Autologous tissue (tissue obtained from the same individual and most compatible)
- Maximal volume to use
- Maximally increases the height and length of the tip of the nose (in case of additional tip surgery)
- Less complications (infection, extrusion)
Step 4. Incision Closure
After the implant has been positioned to its ideal shape, the nasal skin and tissue is repositioned and incisions are closed.
Nose Implant Add-on Surgeries
- 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.
Nose Tip Surgery
- An under-projected nose refers to a nose tip that doesn't stick out enough from the face. This results in a flattened appearance to the nose. This is corrected by a nose tip surgery.
Risks of Surgery
- Bleeding and hematoma
- 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
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.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.