If a flat nose or a flat bridge or dorsum, okay there is a lot of different ways that you can build that up. And the way you do that doesn't really depend on the person's ethnicity, really just kind of depends on the anatomy but you can do that with silicone implants, Gore-Tex implants, cartilage, either ear cartilage, your own rib cartilage, you can use donor or you can have your cartilage from someone else and that's actually done more frequently than you would think. It's probably just not reported or talked about that much but it's a very reasonable and effective way to augment the bridge of the dorsum. So patients who have a very low bridge, there's very little there, they want a significant change, you're probably going to have to go with rib cartilage. Something that's pretty large and pretty bulky. But if you're really just trying to create a little height and a little definition along with maybe some changes to the tip or the nasal base, ear cartilage, septal cartilage works very well.
How Can a Scooped Nose Be Made Straight?
A scooped nose is not a desirable look so Dr. Chase Lay explains how a surgeon might go in and fix a low bridge with cartilage taken from another area of the body.