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The Eurasian nose: aesthetic principles and techniques for augmentation of the asian nose with autogenous grafting

The Eurasian nose: aesthetic principles and techniques for augmentation of the asian nose with autogenous grafting

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 31(1): 28-31

Nasal augmentation is a highly popular technique used among Asian patients to change the characteristic flat Asian nose to a more prominent nose. The extent of augmentation is determined by the aesthetic desires of the patient, and the method of augmentation is provided by the surgeon, who takes into account the technical limitations of his or her preferred technique and the proposed surgical result. Although a silicone prosthesis is the most common implant used to improve the nasal appearance, the author prefers an autogenous approach with the olecranon bone used as a dorsal implant and conchal cartilages used to improve nasal tip projection because of the long-term stable results. A series of 31 cases over 15 years is reviewed. The technique varies little from that described for saddle nose by Hodgkinson in 1992 [5]. The procedure is a variation of the ulnar donor site originally described by Antia et al. [1].

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PMID: 17180744

DOI: 10.1007/s00266-006-0085-9

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