Nasal Dorsum Augmentation

※ecovery time, hospital admission and visiting for
treatment schedule may vary among individuals.

  • Operation time
    30 minutes
  • Method of
    Partial anesthesia
  • Hospital
    admission stay
  • Suture removal
    about 5 days
  • Recovery time
    about 1 week
  • Visiting for
    2 times

What is Nasal Dorsum Augmentation?

A low-profile nose is the typical nose of Asians. The glabella looks wide and the three-dimensional effect of the face is often marginal, showing a flat shape.

In such cases, nasal dorsum surgery (augmentation rhinoplasty) may provide facial balance and add a three-dimensional effect, engendering a more sophisticated impression.
The nose is not only related to the nasal bones, but also to the bony development of central facial. Therefore, so-called noble surgery (paranasal augmentation) is often performed at the same time. The nose also has static and moving aspects simultaneously. Through dynamic rhinoplasty, customized nasal dorsum surgery (augmentation rhinoplasty) is performed to fit an individual’s face.

Cases requiring Nasal Dorsum Augmentation

1Cases with an overall low-profile nose, in which the face looks flat and expressionless
2Cases with a low (sunken) glabella, making the distance between the eyes looks far apart
3Cases with a nasal slope that is too mild
4Cases with a short overall length of the nose
5Cases with a low and wide nasal dorsum
Ideal Nasal Height

naso frontal

naso labial

Nose is connected to forehead and upper lip. Therefore relarionship with forehead and upper lip is very important on rhinoplasty

Advantages of Nasal Dorsum Surgery at Apgujeong YK Plastic surgery Clinic

Safe and fast recovery are the advantages at Apgujeong YK Plastic surgery Clinic! Stunning three-dimensional line at any angle!
01Delicate incisions in the
surgical site minimize tissue
damage, swelling and
scarring after surgery
03The rhinoplasty design is
based on the principle of in
harmony with other parts of
the face
02Surgery is performed by considering the ideal lines that form the forehead and the nose,
as well as the nose
and lips.

Prosthesis types for Nasal Dorsum Augmentation

At Apgujeong YK Plastic surgery Clinic, only silastic implants and autologous tissues are used for augmentation rhinoplasty to correct a low-profile nose. Autologous tissues are preferred, but there are inadequacies of these tissues unless a patient’s ribs (costal bones) are used. Thus, synthetic materials are utilized to attain aesthetic satisfaction.

Autologous tissues

Nasal septal cartilage

This cartilage is flat and curveless. It is used for raising the columella or lengthening the nose, in addition to nasal tip plasty.

Autologous dermis

Autologous dermis feels soft to the touch, but is limited for constructing a delicate or sleek contour. Thus, it is largely used for revision surgery.

Autologous fat

Owing to having virtually no foreign body sensations or complications, it is mainly used to making a natural nasal dorsum. However, autologous fat may be readily absorbed.

Ear cartilage

Its curved shape is suitable for augmention of the nasal tip.

Costal cartilage

Cartilages are located in the terminal ends of the costal (rib) bones. It is used to correct the nasal dorsum, tip and the septum.


It is a band of fibrous connective tissue which attaches, encloses or separates muscles. Fascia is effective for patients with thin skin.

Synthetic Prosthesis


Silicone implants are most frequently utilized in rhinoplasty. After surgery, this seemingly inert material usually does not change in shape and is not absorbed by the body. Thus, it is an appropriate material for rhinoplasty

Why are silicone implants utilized predominantly?

Silicone implants have been used for a long time. A silicone implant provides the security of safety and can be simply removed whenever a patient desires. Owing to a rather strong characteristic against inflammation, silicone utilization concurrently with autologous tissues may provide satisfactory results without complications.


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