Augmentation Rhinoplasty and Nose Implants

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Augmentation rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose lift, is nasal surgery aimed to increase the shape of the nose. This type of rhinoplasty is performed on patients of all ethnicities, though most of the patients who undergo augmentation rhinoplasty are non-Caucasian.

Augmentation rhinoplasty may boost the patientís self-confidence and self esteem, since the nose occupies the most prominent central area on the face, greatly determining whether the face will be considered attractive or not. A higher nose bridge makes a big difference in the overall facial balance and appearance.

Augmentation rhinoplasty is sometimes deceptively conceived as a simple operation. But this is a common misconception, since placing an implant to increase the bridge of the nose is really a serious surgical interference and requires broad experience and board certification.

Any well trained and board certified rhinoplasty surgeon will explain that rhinoplasty itself is one of the most delicate cosmetic surgeries. The rhinoplasty surgeon should be able to evaluate the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, your facial shape, your skin and your age since these are the key factors that influence his decisions on what technique is the best option for your particular case.


Augmentation rhinoplasty often makes use of grafts or implants to achieve the required changes. A graft is a medical term used to describe the material taken from your own body and transferred to another location of it. In the most cases surgeons use cartilage grafts (septal grafts) taken from inside your nose.

Sometimes the amount of material required for the desirable results is greater than the available amount of grafting material. In such cases surgeons opt for implants which are synthetic materials designed to be used in the nose. There are several implants available in the market for augmentation rhinoplasty, the most common ones are polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex), Silicone, and porous polyethylene (MedPor).

Schedule a free medical consultation with your Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon to clarify the further details before undergoing a nose job.

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