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Augmentation rhinoplasty

Better definition and proportions.

Augmentation rhinoplasty refers to the type of surgery where the dimensions of the nose are increased.

This may well be the case in congenital underdevelopment of the nose, after injuries were the support cartilage has been damaged, after surgery which has led to loss of support, or when too much tissue has been removed, as well as in some ethnic rhinoplasties.

In general terms, the proportions of the nose compared to the rest of the facial features are subject to significant personal interpretation, although a number of measurements have been designed to define balance and beauty.

To project the changes in shape and size of the nose, computer simulation either in 2-D or 3-D is an important element. It can then lead to a dimensional rhinoplasty approach, to increase the accuracy of the results.

The primary elements to be assessed are the height of the bridge, the projection of the tip and whether there is an element of lengthening of the nose (correction of a tip that has become too upturned).

Depending on whether there is enough cartilage still inside the nose - in the nasal septum -to operate the changes, or whether there is no more source for cartilage graft within the nose, it may be necessary to resort to other sources for building up the nose.

The options include using bone, cartilage from the rib, using your cartilage, or implantable materials which can be either artificial or biological.

This doesn't mean that patients with thicker skin of the tip of the nose cannot have a more defined appearance, but the degree of correction will be more limited, and achieving change will take more effort.

Like in all situations with rhinoplasty, it is important to understand that the results of surgery will always be different from the computer simulations used during planning.

In particular, in the case of reduction rhinoplasty, this is also related to the fact that the skin needs to shrink in and adapt to the new cartilage framework shape. The thicker the skin, the more difficult this becomes and the longer the process.

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Reduction
Rhinoplasty

Areas of particular concern are the presence of a bump on the bridge of the nose, excessive width of the bridge tip of the nose, and possibly excessive width of the nostrils.

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Augmentation
Rhinoplasty

Augmentation rhinoplasty refers to the type of surgery where the dimensions of the nose are increased.

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Ethnic
Rhinoplasty

The term has been associated with rhinoplasty for population groups with softer nasal contours, like the Afro-Caribbean, the Far Eastern or Pacific Rim populations.

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Post-traumatic
Rhinoplasty

Deviations of the bones and cartilages of the nose, can be reset with relatively good success rate within the first week to 10 days after the injury.

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