Facial plast Surg 2003; 19(4): 325-330
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-815652
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Nasal Dorsal Augmentation with Silicone Implants

Mark A. Erlich1,2 , Afshin Parhiscar3
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College and State University of New York-Brooklyn, Brookyln, NY
  • 2Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 3Department of Surgery, State University of New York-Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
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Publication Date:
22 January 2004 (online)


Silicone rubber has been used safely and effectively for facial augmentation for nearly 5 decades in eastern Asia. We have used silicone rubber nasal implants in primary ethnic rhinoplasty and have found consistent and long-lasting results with low complication rates. Silicone dorsal nasal augmentation in primary rhinoplasty avoids donor site morbidity and implant resorption as seen with autogenous implants. Silicone nasal implants have a low extrusion and infection rate. In the appropriate patient with proper placement, silicone nasal implant is nearly the ideal implant material.