Cosmetic Services

Nose Implant

A Nose Implant, part of the Rhinoplasty procedure, can address a flat nose, enhancing the balance and harmony of your facial features. Our comprehensive guide provides detailed insights, guiding you from the initial consultation to post-operative care, ensuring you achieve your desired outcome with confidence.

What is Nose Implant Surgery?

Nose Implant Surgery, also known as Augmentation Rhinoplasty, is a leading cosmetic procedure aimed at achieving aesthetic harmony and balance in facial features.

The nose is a defining facial feature, and even subtle modifications through this procedure can significantly enhance your appearance. As the most noticeable part of the midface, the nose plays a crucial role in balancing the upper and lower face. A well-proportioned nose can complement the eyes and mouth, rather than overpowering them.

Nose Implant Procedure

This procedure involves the following steps:

Step 1: Anesthesia

You will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the surgery.

Step 2: The Incision – Open vs. Closed

There are two basic types of incisions for this procedure: open and closed.

Nose Implant - Rhinoplasty Illustration

Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, is performed through incisions inside the nostrils, resulting in no visible external scars. During the procedure, the skin is separated from the underlying cartilage and bone, allowing for the placement of the implant.

Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, involves an incision made across the columella, the strip of tissue separating the nostrils. This approach allows the surgeon to lift the skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage more extensively, providing better visibility and access for implant placement.

Step 3: Placing the Implant

Before the procedure, a decision needs to be made regarding the type of implant to use. Options include synthetic implants (such as Silicone, Gore-Tex, or Medpor) or autologous tissue (obtained from the same individual, often rib cartilage).

Nose Implant Silicone Illustration

Rib grafting is considered one of the most effective solutions for correcting a flat nose.

Why the rib?

  • Autologous tissue is the most compatible with your body.
  • Provides maximal volume for augmentation.
  • Maximally increases the height and length of the nasal tip if additional tip surgery is required.
  • Associated with fewer complications such as infection and extrusion.

Step 4: Incision Closure

Once the implant has been positioned to its ideal shape, the surgeon repositions the nasal skin and tissue, and proceeds to close the incisions.

Nose Implant Add-on Surgeries


During alarplasty, the surgeon removes a small amount of skin to revise the base of the nose, creating better proportionality between the nostrils and the rest of the nose.

Nose Tip Surgery:

An under-projected nose lacks sufficient projection from the face, often resulting in a flattened appearance. Nose tip surgery corrects this issue by enhancing the projection of the nasal tip.

Before Nose Implant Surgery

Preparation for the surgery includes:

  1. Undergoing lab tests to ensure medical issues are controlled before surgery.
  2. Waiting six months for surgery in case of a previous infection.
  3. Ceasing smoking, aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements to reduce the risk of increased bleeding.
  4. Undergoing an assessment of tissue pliability.

Risks of Nose Implant Surgery

Similar to any major surgery, augmentation rhinoplasty carries risks such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia.

Additional potential risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Nosebleeds
  • Persistent numbness around the nose
  • A slight chance of nasal asymmetry
  • Prolonged pain, swelling, or discoloration
  • Scarring

It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon to understand how they may specifically relate to you.

Post-Operative Care

Post-operative care instructions may vary depending on the surgeon or the patient’s specific needs. However, general guidelines include:

  1. Resuming normal activities the day after surgery.
  2. Sleeping with your head elevated on 2 pillows to reduce swelling.
  3. Applying a cold compress to the area for 48 hours (swelling typically subsides within 48-72 hours).
  4. Keeping the tape or splint on the nose as dry as possible; these will be removed 5-7 days after surgery at the doctor’s clinic.
  5. Avoiding heavy nose blowing for the first 5-10 days.
  6. Avoiding heavy lifting for the first 10 days.
  7. Avoiding aerobic exercises or contact sports for 4-6 weeks post-surgery.
  8. Following up with the doctor; stitch removal is typically scheduled for 7 days after surgery.



Hospital Stay

Price (THB)

Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Nose Implant - Standard)



Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Nose Implant - USA)



Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Nose Implant - Korea)



Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Rib Graft)

1 Night


Nose Tip Augmentation (with Osteopore)



Rhinoplasty Open Technique  Combo 1 (Silicone + Ear Cartilage)



Rhinoplasty Open Technique  Combo 2 (Silicone + Ear Cartilage + PCL)



Rhinoplasty Open Technique  Combo 3 (Goretex + Ear Cartilage)



Rhinoplasty Open Technique  Combo 4 (Goretex + Ear Cartilage + PCL)



Nose Tip Reconstruction with Rib Cartillage

1 Night


Nose Bridge Implant with Rib Cartillage



Rhinoplasty (Goretex)



Rhinoplasty (with Open Technique) material not include



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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be asleep during Nose Implant surgery?

Local anesthesia with sedation will be used to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety. You will not necessarily be asleep unless there is a specific need for it.

How long will I stay in the hospital for nose implant surgery?

The surgery typically takes about an hour to perform, and you may go home the same day. However, you will be asked to return for a follow-up appointment within a week.

How much pain should I expect after surgery?

Mild to moderate pain is common after surgery. Your doctor will provide you with a pain reliever to help keep you comfortable.

How long does it take to recover from nose implant surgery?

Pain and swelling usually diminish over 1-2 weeks. You may need to wear bandages and a nasal splint for a few days.

What are the potential risks?

Risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve or tear duct injury, and the possibility of needing revision surgery. Over time, skin thinning could develop over the implant, and trauma to the nose could lead to implant displacement. However, without these complications, the silicone implant can remain in place for your lifetime.

How do I prepare for surgery?

To minimize complications and reduce risk factors, it’s important to be free from upper respiratory problems. Two weeks before your scheduled surgery, you should refrain from smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medications other than those approved by your doctor.