The Problem of Silicone Implants in Asian Rhinoplasty / Asian nose surgery

Asian rhinoplasty or Asian nose surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in Asia. And silicone is the most commonly used material in Asian rhinoplasty or Asian nose surgery.

Rather than only discussing the benefits of silicone implants in Asian nose surgery, it is important to discuss the problems or complications that can arise.

Then, what are some of the problems or complications that can arise from using silicone implant in the nose?

One of the problems is migration or movement of the silicone implant in the nose. The silicone implant can shift from side to side when one touches the implant on the bridge of the nose. This happens because the silicone implant does not firmly adhere or does not firmly attach to the bridge of the nose.

Another issue that can arise in Asian rhinoplasty is that the silicone implant can be positioned to the side . Therefore, rather than being in the midline, the silicone implant slides to one side, resulting in the implant becoming mal-positioned.

Eventually, the silicone can even extrude or come through the skin of the Asian nose.

Another issue of using silicone in Asian nose surgery is that the silicone implant can migrate down and put pressure on the tip of the nose. Initially, the symptom may be intermittent redness on the tip. However, as the pressure on the nasal tip progresses, the silicone implant can thin the skin of the nasal tip.

Lastly, the silicone implant can develop capsular contracture and cause shortening of the nose in Asians. After Asian rhinoplasty using a silicone implant, it is possible in some cases to see the nose change shape. This shortening is due to significant scar tissue that forms around the silicone implant in the nose of Asians.

If the capsular contracture of the silicone implant on the nose is significant, then the nose will become a short nose.

A short nose in Asian nose or Asian nose surgery is when the nostrils of the nose are exposed, the tip of the nose is upturned, and the bridge of the nose is short.

Dr. Kenneth Kim, a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, California will discuss with the patient the use of silicone in Asian noses and discuss the pros and cons of the silicone in Asian rhinoplasty during the pre-surgical consultation. You will get a chance to see the beautiful results he achieves with silicone implants, thanks to his years of experience.

If you are interested in learning more about Asian nose surgery, you are invited to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Kim to learn what rhinoplasty method will be right for you.

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