Nasal Augmentation with Silastic Implant
I'm Chinese and was born with somewhat of a wide,...
- 28 Apr 2009
I'm Chinese and was born with somewhat of a wide, flat nose with flared nostrils. I've always hated the base of my nose because it was too wide. I've wanted alarplasty for a long time, but when I consulted with a surgeon he recommended that I get nasal augmentation as well because my bridge was low. So I ended up getting nasal augmentation with an I shaped silastic implant, ear cartilage graft to the tip, and alarplasty.
I hated the results. The implant made my nose look fake and huge. I no longer looked Asian. I took the implant out a couple months after, and left the ear cartilage in. Now I am left with a weird look overprojected pinched nose. My bridge used to be thin and flat, but now it is a wide mass of scar tissue.
I regret getting surgery. I should've stuck to alarplasty only, because that was all I needed.
He was always rushed and did not spend enough time with me to listen to what I wanted.