What is Non-implant Rhinoplasty?

nose bridge correction, nose tip correction, septum correction

Non-implant Rhinoplasty aims to heighten the nose bridge or nose tip using autologous or donated cartilage and dermis without inserting any artificial implants. Thus, side effects associated with the use of artificial implants do not occur and the procedure creates a natural looking nose shape. Girin Plastic Surgery Clinic has many years of experience in performing successful non-implant rhinoplasty.



Autologous Material

Non-implant Rhinoplasty materials

Ear Cartilages

Ear cartilage is the most commonly used autologous cartilage as it can be easily harvested, and does not leave any noticeable scars or distortion of the ear. The ear cartilage is often used to slightly raise the nose tip or nose bridge or in secondary rhinoplasty cases, to reconstruct the alar cartilages.

Septal Cartilage

Septal cartilage is harvested from the inside of the nostrils.

As it is relatively rigid, it is used to create dramatic changes of the shape of the nose.

Rib cartilage

Rib cartilage or costal cartilage is collected from the tip of the rib. This cartliage is useful when a patient does not have enough ear or septal cartilage. Rib cartilage is used to create dramatic changes in the shape of the nose or in reconstructive operations.

Autologous dermis

Autologous dermis is harvested from the area on the upper buttock at the end of the spine. It is used to cover and reinforce the skin of the nose tip in cases where thinning of the skin is noted.