Q: I like my nose only when I do makeup contouring. I didn’t want to do anything permanent so I had a nonsurgical rhinoplasty and I like the result. Now I’m ready for permanent rhinoplasty. I want the surgery to heighten my bridge. I’m not planning to have anything done to the tip. I had a consult with a Dr. and he agrees with me. He suggested a sm/md silicon implant without tip work. He quoted $2500-$3500$ Depending if I get mommy-makeover and rhinoplasty together.
A: There are a number of techniques available to reshape and build up the bridge of the nose during Asian rhinoplasty. Synthetic implants such as silicone implants carry a higher risk of complications (including infection, migration, and extrusion) than grafts made from your own tissue (autologous grafts). In general they produce aesthetic results which appear less natural than an expertly placed autologous graft, and do not produce a permanent result.
Be sure to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the available techniques in order to make an informed decision.