Centaurus Clinic Surgery Chiang Mai
Augmentation of the nose bridge (nasal dorsum) is referred as rhinoplasty in the medical term; most of cases for rhinoplasty accompany low nasal dorsum with relatively higher nasal tip. Since nose is in the center of face, nose surgery should be planned considering balance with other features of face. Moreover, rhinoplasty should be placed after close diagnosis on each patient’s unique features according to degree of the protrusion of forehead, mouth, lips, and chin. Nose bridge augmentation will improve three-dimensional impression.
The ideal angle from the forehead to the nose is considered to be in between 130 degrees and 140 degrees, and implants which are proven for safety is mostly chosen as the material for rhinoplasty rather than autologous cartilage graft. Rhinoplasty should not only consider as nose bridge (nasal dorsum) augmentation, but more fundamental approach needs to be taken to create beautiful nose balanced with other features of the face. Hence, thorough consultation with professional and experienced surgeon should be carried to find the suitable and perfect nose shape. For more natural and satisfying results, nose tip plasty can be done in conjunction with rhinoplasty.
Method of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty should be carried by considering proportion of face and balance between its structures. Appropriate length and height of nose should be determined by the balance between facial features. Suitable material and shape of the implant will be chosen based on thickness of skin, proportion of face, size of nose, and desired shape of nose. Type of rhinoplasty surgery methods (open and closed method) will be chosen and operated according to patient’s nose, and implant will be placed under the periosteum.
In addition to the rhinoplasty, Nasal tip plasty can also be combined using autologous cartilage graft to create more balanced and beautiful nose shape. Most of swelling will subside in about 7 days to 10 days after the surgery; the final results can be seen 3 months to 6 months after the surgery.