Why is 3D Printing Rhinoplasty so popular in Korea?

The nose is an important part that affects a person's overall appearance and face impression. However, many people are reluctant to undergo rhinoplasty because of its side effects such as implant protrusion, shrinking, or deformation. Addressing these worries and concerns, 3D Printing Rhinoplasty becomes more popular in Korea these days.

3D Printing Rhinoplasty starts with the precise 3D CT examination of the internal nose structure, checking the condition of the nasal bone, septum cartilage, and skin tissue. After that, a 1:1 customized implant is manufactured on a 3D printer in consideration of the shape and size of the nasal bone and inserted during surgery. Because 3D Printing Rhinoplasty uses 3D technology, it can minimize the gap between the implant, nasal bone, and cartilage, prevent nasal adhesion, and solve shape-related concerns.

One of the advantages of 3D Printing Rhinoplasty in Korea is that the doctor and patient can discuss and select the most suitable implant design. 3D technology also makes it possible to check the surgery result in advance.

In the case of revisional rhinoplasty, inflammation and scar construction can also be found through 3D Ct examination. More than that, the type, size, thickness, and deviation degree of the current implant can also be checked. Understanding whether ear or costal cartilages were used during the previous nose reconstruction helps to minimize the possible side effects of revisional rhinoplasty.



** What is 3D CT?

3D CT is a device used for detailed examination of internal nose structures, including nasal bone, septum cartilage, and inferior nasal concha, which could not be seen from the outside. Along with the most possible harmonious appearance of the face and nose, the following points can be checked during 3D CT examination:

  • whether or not the osteotomy is required,
  • presence or absence of the nasal bone fractures,
  • size and condition of dorsal hump,
  • nose width and asymmetry,
  • degree of the nose deviation.

For a precise surgical plan, an inspection of the position, shape, size, degree of deviation, and damage of the septal cartilage is necessary.



About Seoul 3D Printing Rhinoplasty

  • Surgery duration: around 1.5 hours
  • Anesthesia method: sleep anesthesia
  • Hospitalization: not required
  • Stitch removal: 7 days after
  • Recovery period: 7 days


The flow of 3D Printing Rhinoplasty in Korea

  1. Identifying the patient's needs and ideal nose design through a 1:1 consultation before surgery.
  2. Making an accurate surgical plan based on a detailed 3D CT examination of the nasal bone and septum cartilage.
  3. Implant manufacturing using a 3D printer.
  4. Final consultation and prediction of the result through 3D simulation.
  5. Surgery.
  6. Post-operative CT to check the implant’s position.



Advantages of 3D Printing Rhinoplasty in Korea

  • The result can be predicted in advance.
  • The customized design prevents extrusion of the implant and minimizes the probability of revisional rhinoplasty.
  • Implants are made in advance to reduce the duration of surgery and ensure a quick return to daily life.
  • 3D CT precisely inspects the degree of nose deviation, the presence or absence of a deviated septum, and the size and shape of the nasal bone.
  • 3D customization technology helps design the desired nose line.


Seoul Gangnam 3D Printing Rhinoplasty is recommended for:

  • Those worried about implant shrinking
  • Those who want to check the rhinoplasty results in advance
  • Those who want clear but natural lines
  • Those who want to get rid of the hump without shaving it
  • Those whose nasal bridge is too low
  • Those whose brow bone is too prominent
  • Those whose middle part of the face is too long




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