Skip to search form Skip to main content. Rhinoplasty in the Asian nose. Nasal deformities are also prevalent. Frequent use of dorsal augmentation material and grafting procedures in Asian rhinoplasty results in a relatively high rate of revision surgery to correct complications.
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The nose takes center stage on your face, and is often the first facial feature other people notice. Rhinoplasty and Asian rhinoplasty have continued to grow in popularity, as technical refinements have allowed ever improving cosmetic and functional results. Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest procedures in facial plastic surgery, dating back thousands of years. Today, it is the most popular cosmetic procedure for men, and the second most popular procedure for women. In addition, maintaining and improving the nasal function is a critically important part of successful Asian rhinoplasty. Some rhinoplasty surgeons try to generalize Asian rhinoplasty to mean reshaping noses that are bulbous, short, wide and flat. However, in many ways this perspective is too simplistic and limited.
Rhinoplasty in the Asian nose.
Asian rhinoplasty is a broad term that refers to a set of rhinoplasty techniques commonly used in Asian populations. Although these techniques are well developed and documented in Asian languages, there are relatively few English-language articles on the subject, and even fewer on current debates and controversies among plastic surgeons. Knowledge of these different techniques is essential to perform an adequate rhinoplasty in Asians.
Correction of the short nose is the most challenging part in a rhinoplasty. It is even more difficult in Asians compared with Caucasians due to the thicker skin soft tissue envelope and weaker cartilaginous frameworks. Additionally, most of the Asian patients need augmentation of the nasal dorsum, and projection of the nasal tip at the same time of short nose surgery, which makes short nose correction more complex. Septal extension grafts can effectively and concomitantly correct a short nose. However, the amount of the septal cartilage is not sufficient as a source for the graft often; therefore, the authors devised a septal integration graft in which a septal cartilage graft was fixed to the caudal septum columellar L-strut in an end-to-end position to save an amount of the septal cartilage for correction of the short nose.