When parts of the nose are enhanced during a rhinoplasty – such as the bridge of the nose, for instance – are the injectable materials always fabricated, or do they ever come from my own body?
When augmentation in a rhinoplasty is needed the choice of the material often depends on surgeon and patient preferences and even varies by location around the world. Most surgeons in the US prefer to use the patient’s own cartilage but some use synthetically manufactured implants as well. In Asia synthetic implants are used more often than cartilage. The pros and cons of each is something you and your surgeon should discuss in advance if augmentation is planned and you should definitely have some input and understanding of the choice.