The Australian population is 10% of Asian origin, and many of our Asian patients have had nasal augmentation using prosthetic material prior to immigration or as medical tourists back in their country of origin. Insertion of nasal prostheses is the most common way to augment the nasal dorsum in the Asian patient and although there is a trend towards autogenous primary augmentation still, the vast majority of patients seen in clinical practice have had augmentation by the insertion of foreign material generally silicone.
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Silicone implant Olecranon bone graft Secondary rhinoplasty Asian patient
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The author wish to thank Dr. Eugene Jackson for early contributions to the manuscript.
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