The augmentation rhinoplasty, which involves the enlargement of the nasal dorsum, is usually required in people with a small nasal bridge, such as individuals of Asian or African origin.
This type of procedure can also be performed on patients with post-traumatic deformities or those who have undergone previous rhinoplasty with excessive recession of the nasal back.
In order to increase the nasal dorsal it is common to use the cartilaginous grafts that are obtained from the nasal septum or, in their absence, the cartilage from the ear or from a rib of the own patient. These grafts are introduced and placed on the nasal back to increase its volume.
The augmentation of the nasal dorsum may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia, as desired by the patient or according to the complexity of the surgery.