Paranasal augmentation is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of the nose. This procedure uses a premaxillary implant to add prominence and volume to the perial area around the pyriform aperture. These implants create a platform for the nose base. After the procedure, patients may choose a different surgical option to improve their appearance. Paranasal augmentation may also be combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Patients may notice numbness in the affected area, although this is rare. Some patients have a small risk of infection. Postoperative pain medication and antibiotics are usually given. The patient should refrain from opening their mouth too wide for the first week. Stitches will dissolve over time. Patients should continue to brush their teeth and avoid exposing the incision site to bacteria. Paranasal augmentation may take months to look completely natural.
Paranasal augmentation can be performed using both autografts and allografts. Both have several advantages over autografts, including ease of access and a reduced risk of infection and donor-site morbidity. Patients may choose an autograft over an allograft, although it has its downsides. Patients may also feel severe pain at the donor site, making ambulation difficult during the early postoperative phase.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It will take 30 minutes to complete. The surgeon will insert a tube, known as a cannula, into the sunken areas. Then, the surgeon will use a centrifuge to remove any impurities. The purified fat tissues are then gently injected into the sunken area to create a more natural appearance. Unlike fat transplantation, paranasal augmentation can be removed when necessary.