Rhinoplasty is used to heighten the nasal bridge and tip by inserting safe materials such as gore-tex, silicone or ear cartilage.
The biggest advantage of open rhinoplasty is being able to see the inner structure of the nose, but it may cause more bleeding and scarring. Furthermore, the recovery process can be longer.
With 23 years of clinical experience in Korea, CDU Noscar rhinoplasty provides fast recovery without a scar and without opening the nose, by precisely figuring out the nose structure. Most rhinoplasty at CDU Plastic Surgery Korea uses a closed method, which is CDU’s signature technique.
Closed vs. Open Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty using SOFTXiL
CDU's Research and Development
SOFTXiL is the only FDA and CE approved implant in Asia, developed by CDU’s medical team through several years of medical research.
Now, more than 70% of plastic surgery clinics in Korea are using SOFTXiL implants. CDU’s medical team are the most knowledgeable about the implant characteristics, which allows us to provide a comparatively low revision rate and outstanding patient satisfaction.
An incision is made on the inside of the nose.
The skin is separated from the alar cartilage and the nasal bone.
The perio steum is separated where the implant is inserted. Excess fat and soft tissues are removed if necessary.
The most ideally shaped implant is inserted underneath the periosteum, and the tip is heightened with cartilage or Alloderm.
Alar cartilage sculpturing technique + columellar strut graft.
Before closing the wound, the final shape is checked from all angles and decided through discussion with the patient by using a three-dimensional mirror.
The wound is closed.
Specific surgical bandages and a cast is applied to prevent deviation of the implant.
CDU’s Outstanding Technical Skills
How can a beautiful, safe and higher tip be maintained for a long time with ear cartilage?
There are many materials that can be used for tip plasty: ear cartilage, septal cartilage, rib cartilage, donated rib cartilage, artificial dermis, and so on. Many people know that to achieve a high and defined tip, we may consider rib cartilage. However, by strengthening the alar cartilage itself, the result becomes much more noticeable and lasts longer.
Throughout 20 years of clinical experience, CDU Plastic Surgery Korea has developed a remarkable technique to maintain the beautiful tip for a long time.
1. Strengthening the alar cartilage with stitches
It is generally known that the Caucasian nose is higher and stronger than the Asian nose. In fact, during the surgery, when we open the nose, the size of alar cartilage between Asians and Caucasians is not very different. This means how we strengthen the tip determines the shape and height of the tip. In many cases, septal or rib cartilage is used for a higher and stronger tip, but the tip becomes stiff and unmovable.
With our remarkable technique, the nose done at CDU Plastic Surgery Korea maintains its immediate post-surgery height for a long time, and is high enough and soft enough with ear cartilage.
1. The tip is heightened by gathering alar cartilage (Alar sculpturing technique)
2. If method 1 is not sufficient to strengthen the alar cartilage, a strut with ear cartilage can support the alar cartilage.
2. Preventing tip droopiness caused by the pressure of the implant
Although the alar cartilage is well-strengthened during the surgery, when the implant and the cartilage meet directly, the tip may be weaker and droop down due to pressure, and the skin on the tip can become thinner and thinner over time.
At CDU Plastic Surgery Korea, by wrapping the end of the implant with ear cartilage, the skin around the implant can be reinforced, and the tip can be maintained well.