The low-sitting nose is one of the most prevalent characteristics of the Asian population. Overall, the entire nose (i.e., the bridge and tip) is low. This type of nose gives creates a plain-looking face that lacks definition. Additionally, the nasal bone and cartilage are small. The small, low-sitting nose makes the nose looks relatively wide.
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There are two techniques used to restructure the nose:
In-depth knowledge and proper use of silicone graft is essential to producing successful long-lasting results.
Silicone has been used by plastic surgeons for many years and continues to be a popular grafting device all over the world. In rhinoplasty, silicone is often used due to its flexible properties, which make it easy to contour and shape the nose. Additionally, silicone also provides the advantage of being easily removable. However, silicone implants on the nose have to be used with care. Excessive augmentation to shape the tip of the nose places large tension at the nose tip, resulting in possible implant visibility, extrusion, and scar formation. In addition, improper placement and handling may lead to silicone graft movement, infection, and nasal shortening.
Dr. Kim uses his customized implant for all of his patients.
Adequate utilization of the cartilages can change the angle of the nose for natural-appearing results.