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What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes and alters the nose by reducing or increasing size, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip.

What is “reconstructive” rhinoplasty?

“Reconstructive Rhinoplasty” is a more accurate rhinoplasty which usually employs the open technique to allow excellent exposure of the nasal anatomy. This approach requires the skill of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, and is very ideal when there is a significant amount of work to be done on the nasal tip which is specially true among Asians. Once the implant has been carefully placed on the bridge and/or tip, the nasal anatomy are put back one be one like a puzzle to ensure that the implant blends well to the contour of the nose. More often than not, this kind of rhinoplasty uses cartilage and/or gore-tex implants.

What is an open technique?

The open technique requires a very small incision along the thinnest part of the skin (columella) between the nostrils. The incision which is only 3-4mm long normally heals without any visible scar.

What is “classical” rhinoplasty?

“Classical Rhinoplasty” employs the closed technique if only small modifications are being made to the nasal tip. This approach usually uses a silicone implant.

What is a closed technique?

The closed technique is performed through incisions inside the nose which advantage is the invisible scar from the outside. However the downside of this technique is the lack of exposure of nasal tip.

Which is better between classical and reconstructive rhinoplasty?

Since reconstructive rhinoplasty is a more accurate rhinoplasty using an open technique that provides an excellent exposure of the nasal tip, Dr. Lansangan prefers this kind of approach.

What nasal implants does Dr. Lansangan usually use?

Due to safety considerations which provide a natural look and permanent results, Dr. Lansangan favors the use of gore-tex and cartilage implants.

What are the advantages of GORE-TEX implant?

GORE-TEX implant is a subcutaneous augmentation material (SAM which has the following advantages:

safe, worry-free and rejection-free
provides a natural look as its soft consistency allow it to blend well with the natural contours of the nose
soft consistency likewise prevent implant rejection
absence of eventual nasal contraction since it allows rapid and natural tissue ingrowth
durable, biocompatible and biologically inert
more economical and less invasive than rib cartilage implant (either autologous harvest or irradiated donor cartilage)
For more details about it, please go to our dedicated section about GORE-TEX Implant.

What are the advantages of CARTILAGE implant?

The most apparent advantage of cartilage implant is that it came from humans, which can either be from our very own cartilage or from a donor. Like gore-tex, the use of cartilage implants results to a safe, natural-look, rejection-free and contraction-free rhinoplasty.

Cartilage implants can be harvested from our nose (septal), ears or ribs. Another option is the use of irradiated donor cartilage. For more knowledge about it, please click cartilage implant.

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