Nose Bridge - Correction & Augmentation

Wide Nose Bridge Correction

Osteotomy is a surgical operation recommended to those with a wide nose bridge; focused on trimming the bone, it can shorten, lengthen and re-position the nose accordingly. During the procedure, the nose bridge will be narrowed down and an implant may be inserted for those who need a higher nose. The preferred nose width may differ - women are recommended to have 10mm whereas men are recommended to have 13mm. (This may change depending on the desired look and face size.)

Option A - The Female Line

A wide nose is corrected with osteotomy on the sides of the nose bridge. In addition, the nose will often be made taller via an implant. The ideal width between the left and right sides of the nose bridge running to the tip is 10mm for women but it varies based on your facial dimensions.

Option B - The Male Line

A wide nose is corrected with osteotomy on the sides of the nose bridge. In addition, the nose will often be made taller via an implant. The ideal width between the left and right sides of the nose bridge running to the tip is 13 mm for men but it varies based on your facial dimensions.

Nose Bridge Augmentation

 Nose bridge augmentation, also known as Dorsal Augmentation, is recommended to those who have a lower nose bridge. Through this procedure, you'll have a straighter and higher nose. There are several types of implants that can be used - silicon, gore-tex, and rib cartilage. Silicon is the most highly recommended as it brings the wanted results and is easily removable (in case of revision) whereas gore-tex is harder to remove. The rib cartilage may be used, but it may result in warping and absorption into the body, not guaranteeing long duration. For more information about the types of implants, click here.

Option A - Bridge Augmentation via Implant

In most cases, to increase the height of your bridge, a silicon or Gore-tex implant is placed in a pocket created by the surgeon. Modern implants can last a lifetime and silicon implants are much easier to extract than Gore-tex if you ever wish to remove it.

Option B - Bridge Augmentation via Cartilage

In rare cases, rib cartilage (recommended) or donated cartilage can be used to increase the height of the nose bridge. However, there is a very high risk of absorption and warping. THis is not recommended in most cases due to poor long term results.

Details of the procedure

Surgery Time : 2 hours
Anesthesia : Local with sedation (deep sleep)
Hospitalization : Discharge from the hospital after 2-3 hours
Post-surgery Check-ups : 3-4 times
Recommended Minimum Time in Seoul : 7 days (5days if stitches are to be removed in your country)
Recovery Time to Natural Look : 2-4 months
Recovery Time to Full Setting : 6-12 months

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I have noticeable scarring after Alar Reduction? 

Generally, people do get scars around the mouth and nose after the operation. However, at Answer Plastic surgery, we use our ultra-fine equipment when suturing to minimize the scars. Over time, the scar will become unnoticeable.

 

Q: When do people get Nostril Reduction?

When people do not have enough alar tissue cells, it is difficult to have an alar base surgery. In this case, those who have large nostrils often choose to reduce their nostrils.

Q: In which cases is alar lifting recommended?

Alar lifting is recommended for those whose have droopy alars. When the alars are sagging compared to the nasal column (the section between the nostrils), nostrils seem to be exposed. By lifting the alars, the amount of exposure can be reduced.

Details of the procedure

Surgery Time: 30 ~ 40 Minutes
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation (deep sleep)
Removing stitches: after 7 days
After surgery check-ups: 3 ~ 4 Sessions
Recovery time to daily activity: None (No effect on daily activities)

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