TYPES OF RHINOPLASTY

Reduction Rhinoplasty is very popular among Caucasians since they generally have very high and too pointed noses which are sometimes droopy, with hump or deviated. The opposite is true among Asians whose noses are generally wide, flat, bulbous, and with flaring nostrils, thus making augmentation rhinoplasty the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedure for them.

Depending on the nature of the problem, reduction rhinoplasty may involve nasal osteotomy or breaking of the bones, bone repositioning, shortening of the nasal septum, tip reduction, or alae trimming.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty involves the insertion of an implant to increase the height of the nasal bridge. There are different kinds of implants the patients can choose from. He may opt to have a silicone, a gore-tex or a cartilage implant.

Silicone remains to be the most popular implant in most of the third world countries. However, after more than 20 years of usage, many cases of material rejection, nasal contraction and other complications have been continuously encountered. Cartilage implant is the best option because it is safe, rejection- and worry-free but extremely expensive. The next best option offering the same safety level is the GORE-TEX implant.