tion:I’m Chinese with a very flat nose. How do you make it protrude more?
The usual situation with a nose with Asian genetic influence is that not only is the tip underprojected but also the dorsum. I am aware that in Asia is very common to use a one piece silicone implant to improve this. While this is a very quick operation, there is a significant risk of the implant extruding through the skin. In my opinion that risk is unacceptable and so therefore we utilize cartilage grafting to accomplish the same goals. Depending upon the patient’s age and wishes this cartilage graft is usually either the patient’s own rib or we utilize donor rib while performing a rhinoplasty. While this is a more complex and lengthy operation the results are natural and lifelong with very little risk of complication.
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