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Chinese people’s nose shapes are generally characterized by the following nose types: low radix, flat nose bridge, wide ala, nose tip facing upwards, and large nostrils.

 

♦Nose-It consists of four parts: upper (radix), middle (nose bridge), lower (nose tip) and lateral (ala).

 

Radix

Located between two eyes, it is composed of two nasal bones and maxillary bone, which is the lowest point of the nose.

Nose bridge

Located between the nose tip and radix, it is composed of two upper lateral cartilages.

Nose tip

It is the end of the nose consisted by two ala cartilages (each ala cartilaege with an infratip break and supratip break). The two infraetip breaks form the nasal septum below the nose tip as support for the nose tip.

Ala

The two supratip breaks of the two ala cartilages are separated at the nose tip, constituting two alae, and the inner sides are nostrils.

 

♦Perfect Nose Shape

1. The length of the nose is one third that of the face.

2. The width of the ala is equal to the length of the eye or one fifth of the width of the face.

3. The width of the radix is equivalent to the width of the ala.

4. Viewed from the front, the nose tip appears like a beautiful seagull spreading its wings.

5. The ideal nose shape should be long, tall, and delicate,. The nostrils should be almost invisible when viewed from the front.

 

♦ Suitable Targets

1. Those whose nose is too short and those who desire a longer nose to partly cover the nostrils.

2. Those whose nose tip is too flat and thick without form; those with a bulbous nose.

3. The nose bridge is too low or too wide.

4. Those whose ala is too wide and the nostrils are too large or exposed.

5. Congenital or acquired deformation, such as injection cosmetic surgery, injury from an accident, etc.

6. Those who consider their nose shape to be without form.

 

♦Unsuitable Targets

1. Those who are too young and those whose nasal bone development has not yet completed.

2. Those whose nose is infected or inflamed

3. Those with unusually high standards.

 

♦Rhinoplasty Material

 

Material
Advantage
Disadvantage 
 
Artificial nasal bone
 
Availability of material, easy sculpture, modification suited to different conditions.
Foreign body, nose skin tension taken into account.
Chimera nose mode
High compatibility with the body, more natural nose shape and touch after implant.
NTD10,000-20,000 more costly than regular rhinoplasty.
Ear cartilage
Autologous tissue, undetectable wound, lower re-absorbance rate.
Limited usable amount, wound behind ear, only applicable for nose tip and ala repair and modification.
 
Fascia, dermal tissue
 
 
Autologous tissue
 
Subject to deformation, difficult to sculpture
Rib cartilage
Autologous tissue in a large quantity
Re-absorbance, surface irregularity, difficult to fixate, chest wound, slow recovery.
Gortex
Availability of material, easy sculpture, modification suited to different conditions.
Foreign body, difficult to remove, inapplicable for nose tip.
Hyaluronic acid or other injection fillers
Material availability, easy sculpture, speedy recovery.
Non-lasting, repeated injections required.
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