Dorsal silicone implant with/without tip work or dice cartilage wrap fascia? How much/which procedure will get me these result?

Q: Overall I like my nose but I want it to look more narrow, higher bridge & less bulbous tip. I want it to look natural and like myself still. Which procedure should I do? How much will it cost? I’m not scared of going through the pain. No pain no gain $$ is the only issue for me. I don’t know if I can afford rhinoplasty in this lifetime, if I do I’ll be in debt. I know in my heart it’ll be worth it!

A: For the short term, silicone implants can deliver fantastic results.  Thick skin and swelling helps to hide the unnaturally sharp contours and edges of the silicone implant and deliver narrowing, height, and refinement.  However, the downside is that silicone is not permanent, and at some point will begin to be visible through the skin as an unnatural appearing implant.
Using tissue from your own body can also deliver fantastic results, when performed by an experienced rhinoplasty specialist.  Whereas a silicone implant is premade and can be inserted by just about any rhinoplasty surgeon, autologous grafts (tissue from your own body) must be harvested and tailored specifically for you – and thus greater variability exists in the results.  With the right surgeon it is the best option to achieve a permanent, naturally beautiful result.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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