Facial plast Surg 2008; 24(3): 372-377
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083091
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Revision Rhinoplasty for the Asian Nose

Samuel M. Lam1
  • 1Willow Bend Wellness Center, Lam Facial Plastic Surgery Center and Hair Restoration Institute, Plano, Texas
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Publication Date:
24 October 2008 (online)


Revision rhinoplasty of the Asian nose requires a combination of cultural sensitivity and unique surgical strategies to achieve a successful outcome. Cultural sensitivity means understanding some of the folkloric motivations to undergo rhinoplasty and divergent ethnic standards of beauty. Basic techniques for Asian rhinoplasty are reviewed as a prerequisite knowledge for revision rhinoplasty of the Asian nose, specifically a combination technique of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene for bridge augmentation and autogenous cartilage tip grafting. Revision Asian nose surgery oftentimes involves removal of a previously placed solid silicone implant, which remains the most popular option for augmentation rhinoplasty in Asia. Strategies for revision rhinoplasty in the Asian nose are then reviewed.