Dorsal Augmentation or Height Reduction

  • Yasushi Sugawara


Materials used for dorsal augmentation basically are divided into alloplastic materials and autologous materials.

The most common alloplastic materials for dorsal augmentation are silicone (Silastic), and Gore-Tex (Fig. 4.1). Selection of the implant type depends on each doctor’s choice. Table 4.1 lists some advantages and disadvantages of each type.


Dorsal augmentation Silastic implant Gore-Tex Capsule contracture Operated look Ear cartilage Septal cartilage Costal cartilage Curving Milling Dermal fat Dorsal height reduction Humpectomy Surgical ultrasonic bone cutter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasushi Sugawara
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  1. 1.Lilla Craniofacial ClinicGinzaJapan

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