Non-Implant Rhinoplasty

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Non-implant rhinoplasty

What is Non-Implant Rhinoplasty?

Non-implant rhinoplasty is a surgical method that naturally raises the bridge of the nose without using artificial implants. Instead, it uses autologous (one’s own) tissue or performs surgery only on the tip of the nose. This procedure has a lower risk of inflammation or side effects compared to artificial implants, and allows for a more natural nose reshaping as it uses the patient’s own tissue.

When is Non-Implant Rhinoplasty Needed?

Non-implant rhinoplasty is recommended in the following cases:

① When there is a rejection of artificial implants.
② When reoperation is desired due to inflammation and collapse.
③ When a natural nose line is desired.

Materials Used in Non-Implant Rhinoplasty

Casen A: Chest Cartilage

Chest cartilage provides sturdy support and sufficient quantity. It is mainly used when strong support is needed. It can be used as a whole like an implant, or it can be used by overlapping several sections or finely trimming it.

Before and after using chest cartilage:

Case B: Dermal Fat

Dermal fat is easy to collect and scars at the collection site are not a big problem. It has some resistance to infection and inflammation, and is an effective material for supplementing the bridge of the nose. It is often used in reoperations where there are problems with the skin of the nose.

Before and after surgery using dermal fat:

Case C: Fascia

Fascia is used in patients with thin skin, where the implant is visible, or where the skin color changes easily with small stimuli. It strengthens the thin skin of the bridge or tip of the nose. When used alone, it cannot significantly increase the height, so it is used folded or wrapped around the chest cartilage.

Before and after surgery using fascia:


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