Rhinoplasty


Since it is the centerpiece of the face, plays a large role in the overall balance of your facial features. Korean plastic 

surgeons discover the balanced ratio and consider your nose condition to create a harmonized line from forehead, nose 

bridge, nose tip to chin.


Rhinoplasty materials and methods have their benefits and drawbacks. Every surgeon has their own preferences, techniques, and approaches to rhinoplasty surgery. The choice will be made through the changes you want to achieve, working with best 

korean plastic surgeon is the best way to achieve your desired results.

Since it is the centerpiece of the face, plays a large role in the overall balance of your facial features. Korean plastic surgeons discover the balanced ratio and consider one’s nose condition to create a harmonized line from forehead, nose bridge, nose tip to chin.


Rhinoplasty materials and methods have their benefits and drawbacks. Every surgeon has their own preferences, techniques, and approaches to rhinoplasty surgery. The choice will be made through the changes you want to achieve, working with best korean plastic surgeon is the best way to achieve your desired results.

Autologous tissue


Septum Cartilage

  • It can be collected from the inside of the nostrils, no additional incision.
  • It has ideal thickness and stiffness, does not usually warp or become distorted.
  • It is suitable for reconstructing nasal septum as it is flat formed with high bearing capacity.


Ear Cartilages

  • It is collected from the back of ear where it has almost no functional role, requires additional incision.
  • Ear cartilage is a small cartilage with a curvy shape, Act as a supplement material.
  • Ear Cartilage has the similar round shape with the nasal tip, natural looking nasal tip can be built.


Rib cartilage

  • This is used when patient’s nose gets infection from several times of surgery, or nose gets shortened due to capsular contracture or nasal tip retraction.
  • Refined nose tip can be achieved since it has low absorption rate but provides strong support.



Autologous tissue



Septum Cartilage

  • It can be collected from the inside of the nostrils, no additional incision.
  • It has ideal thickness and stiffness, does not usually warp or become distorted.
  • It is suitable for reconstructing nasal septum as it is flat formed with high bearing capacity.


Ear Cartilages

  • It is collected from the back of ear where it has almost no functional role, requires additional incision.
  • Ear cartilage is a small cartilage with a curvy shape, Act as a supplement material.
  • Ear Cartilage has the similar round shape with the nasal tip, natural looking nasal tip can be built.


Rib cartilage

  • This is used when patient’s nose gets infection from several times of surgery, or nose gets shortened due to capsular contracture or nasal tip retraction.
  • Refined nose tip can be achieved since it has low absorption rate but provides strong support.

Rhinoplasty Operation Method


Open Rhinoplasty
With open rhinoplasty, a 4-5 mm “trans-columellar” incision is made at the base of the nostrils, allowing the skin to be easily lifted over the nose. The benefit of this approach is that it gives the surgeon unimpeded access to the entire nasal structure, facilitating more detailed, precise and demanding renovations. In time the scar becomes virtually invisible.


Closed Rhinoplasty

Surgical incisions are made inside the nostrils and remain invisible. This approach is viable when only very limited access is required to the inner structures of the nose, or when the changes needed are relatively uncomplicated.

One of the most common features of a Korean nose is a flat bridge. Usually when the bridge is low, its tip tends to be low as well. This may generate a flatter and bigger face image due to loss of a face volume. In this case, it is recommended to raise the bridge and tip together to create a harmonized look.

A short nose refers to a nose that is not proportional to the other facial features due to the length of the nasal tip. This type of nose can cause too much exposure of the nostrils, it can also be called upturned nose or a piggy nose. Korean plastic surgeons heighten the nose bridge with an implant, and choose the appropriate surgical procedure to elongate the nose.

The main cause of a long nose is an excessive and elongated cartilage tip. Due to weak cartilage structures on the nose tip, usually a long nose tends to extend downward. This type of nose usually makes the overall face look longer and older. It can be reshaped by shortening the length of the nose and elevating a drooping nasal tip.

A hooked nose (also known as a aquiline nose) has a protruding bone and/or cartilage at the middle of the nasal bridge. One of the main characteristics of a hooked nose is that the septal cartilage underneath the nose is weak and uneven that creates a hump shape. This may create a very strong or masculine image. In this case, the protruding part is removed and the bridge is raised for a natural and straight looking nose bridge.

A Bulbous nose is caused when the skin of the nasal tip is too thick or has excess soft tissue and/or the septal cartilage is too thick or big. It is necessary to remove the excess cartilage and/or reshape the nasal tip using septal or ear cartilage, the alar reduction may be applied for patients who desire to achieve slimmer nostrils. When the shape of the tip becomes narrower, it will result in a significant improvement in appearance and give a more defined image.

A nose consists of the nasal bones, upper lateral cartilages, alar cartilages, and nasal septum. Any of them can cause a deviated nose. This condition can block the nasal passage, causing various medical complications such as nasal obstruction, rhinitis, and headaches. A surgical procedure varies depending on the causative factors and a degree of deviation.

If the alar is wide and big compared to the width of the nasal bridge, it looks dull and not sophisticated even if the length and height is good. In this case the nose can be corrected by alar reduction. You can achieve more beautiful nose if you receive nose augmentation and nose tip surgery considering shape, size of nostril and alar.


Alar Reduction


Rhinoplasty + Alar Reduction


Incision Method
It is possible to apply in every case and it is generally operated method which gathers alars after making incision on the base of alars and suture.

Non-Incision Method
Alars are not very wide, but when the area between nostrils is wide, the base of nostrils are incised and tied up between both nostrils and gather alars. There’s high chance of recurrence.


Alar Reduction Method 

Male plastic surgery is growing in demand and rhinoplasty is the most popular plastic surgery for men. There is a definite difference between the male and female nose shape. In the frontal view, male noses have a straight and wide nose bridge. The tip of the male nose is more bulbous and straight. Korean plastic surgeons aim to achieve a naturally masculine finish yet perform each surgery to the individual’s requirements.


Male Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Revision can range from a simple procedure to remove some residual excess bone or cartilage in the nasal bridge to a very complicated complete overhaul of the nose. The procedure requires detailed preoperative evaluation and planning to correct the key deformity and reconstruct the internal support, external soft tissue, or skin of the nose. It is recommended to wait to consider a revision for at least 6 months after the previous surgery. 


Rhinoplasty Revision

A contracted nose is a slightly turned-up and stubby nose as a result of primary Rhinoplasty. In this case, the surgery focuses on two principal constituents, first is the nasal envelope and second is the lower lateral cartilage. Using either cartilage grafting techniques of nasal septum or rib cartilage grafting techniques can bring a very positive result. This surgery releases the agglutination between all scarred tissues and separates the capsular tissues, pulls the cartilage of the nasal tip downwards to a proportional length and position, and fixes the tip through use of nasal cartilage or rib cartilage.


Contracted Nose Correction

  • Surgery Duration : 1.5 - 3 hours
  • Hospitalization : Not required
  • Clinic Visit : 2 - 3 times
  • Anesthesia : Local (Deep sleep) or General Anesthesia
  • Stitch Removal : 5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery Period : Return to normal life after removal of stitches
  • Stop taking the medicines that disturb hemorrhage control (birth control pills, hormone drugs, vitamin E, and aspirin) at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. 
  • Notify the consultant and the surgeon if you are under treatment of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and thyroids.
  • Stop smoking cigarettes at least 3 days before the surgery.
  • Notify the consultant and the surgeon if you have any prediposing illnesses such as a cold.
  • Taking shower with mild type soap on the day of surgery is recommended and remove contact lenses, jewelry, accessories and make-up before coming to the clinic.
  • Oxygen saturation levels are measured by attaching a device to one of the fingers. So, patients are advised to refrain from applying nail polish before surgery.  
  • Do not eat or drink (including candy, gum, and water) 4 hours before the surgery (8 hours for general anesthesia).
  • Prepare comfortable clothes (hoodie or button down shirt), mask, scarf, cap, and sunglasses. 
  • Bruising or swelling may occur for the first 2 days after the surgery but it will gradually subside. 
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach or with your upper torso deviated downward. Use 2~3 pillows when sleeping to relieve pain and swelling.
  • Do not touch or remove scab or scar inside of your nose. There may be some bleeding from your nose after the surgery but it will clot over time.
  • Blowing your nose or spitting out sputum aggressively can cause bleeding.
  • Your nose may look asymmetrical or curved due to swelling but it is normal.
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited for 4 weeks after the surgery.