What is Nose Implant?
Experienced plastic surgeons adjust pre-formed medical grade silicone and place it over the nasal bone to enhance a patient’s nose bridge. Science and art are combined in fashioning the implant so the implant fits in proportion to the whole face. The operative technique leaves no external scars.
- Incision is made either inside the nostrils or across the columella
- The skin is separated from the bone and cartilage
- The silicone is positioned over the nose's bridge
- The skin is stitched back into place
- Surgeon will cut off some skin to revise the base of the nose, giving more proportion to the nostrils in relation to the rest of the nose.
Risks of Surgery
- Bleeding and hematoma
- Poor healing of incisions
- Change in skin sensation
- Temporary or permanent damage to deeper structures - such as nerves, blood vessels
- Excessive scar tissue formation
- Firmness around the implant
- Implant displacement and pressure on surrounding structures
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration and swelling
- Skin sensitivity
- Pain which may persist
- Possibility of revisional surgery
- Risks associated with anesthesia
May vary per surgeon or patient.
- Normal activities may be resumed the following day.
- Sleep on 2 pillows or keep head elevated so as not to aggravate swelling.
- Apply cold compress to the area for 48 hours (swelling subsides 48-72 hours).
- Try to keep the tape or splint on nose as dry as possible. These will be removed after 5-7 days in the doctor's clinic.
- Heavy nose blowing should be avoided for the 1st 5-10 days.
- Avoid heavy lifting for the 1st 10 days.
- Avoid aerobic exercises or any contact sports 4-6 weeks post-surgery.
- Follow-up with the doctor and stitch removal will be 7 days after surgery.