Do I Need Graft Tissue?
One of the characteristics of Asian noses is a relatively low nasal bridge, which can make your nose appear short. Traditional Caucasian rhinoplasty techniques may be inadequate to improve the definition of the bridge of your nose.
Dr De Silva frequently completes revision Asian rhinoplasty for patients who have undergone nose surgery elsewhere to improve the definition of the nasal bridge. Choices for graft material include using your own cartilage (septal cartilage) or other material.
Dr De Silva’s first choice for graft material is your own cartilage from your nasal septum or cartilage from your ear, sometimes your own cartilage may be insufficient in length the nasal bridge and other material may be required. Silicone is one option, however often this can move with time and need to be revised.
Dr De Silva frequently removes silicone material from the nose as a consequence of movement within the nose. Dr De Silva prefers the use of material that will give a permanent long-term correction of your nose that will last indefinitely.
Dr De Silva’s focus is on a natural augmentation of the nasal bridge in Asian rhinoplasty to ensure that the result looks like your nose, just more elegant and refined.
The use of graft tissue along the bridge of the Asian nose can result in a more defined and elegant bridge often characterised by Asian models and celebrities.
What Does Asian Rhinoplasty Involve?
Asian rhinoplasty is usually completed as an outpatient procedure under sedation anaesthesia. The procedure takes approximately two and a half hours and patients are reviewed after 1-week.
Shaping the nose is an intricate procedure as the Asian anatomy is specific to ethnicity including skin type, thickness, the shape of the bridge, tip width and nostril shape.
Dr De Silva modifies his technique depending on a patient’s specific anatomy and expectations from surgery. Dr De Silva uses suture and micro-refinement techniques to maximise the result, uses the most innovative facial plastic surgery techniques to maintain a natural appearance.
Dr De Silva has previously written book chapters on Asian rhinoplasty techniques.