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Why We Don't Use L-Shaped Implants

L-Shaped Nasal Implants were created for Ethnic Rhinoplasty patients in nasal augmentation procedures in order to elevate a depressed or flat nasal bridge and refine the nasal tip. Although the implant idea was good, L-Shaped Implants have not achieved the results that were intended. Unfortunately, these implants can and do cause one or more of the following Rhinoplasty complications:

  1. Pollybeak Deformities
  2. Bulbous Tip Deformities
  3. Extrusion and Necrosis of the Tip Skin
  4. Nasal Tip Asymmetries
  5. Collumelar Deformities
  6. Collumelar Show

L-Shaped Implants do not produce natural looking results. Dr. Slupchynskyj sees numerous patients with L-Implants for revision surgery after having a previous Rhinoplasty with another surgeon. Dr. Slupchynskyj finds that most of the implants will have to be revised and/or removed. Below are several examples of poor results from L-Shaped Implants. Successful and natural appearing augmentation of the nasal bridge as well as proper nasal tip refinement is achieved with a customized silicone implant, sculpted by Dr. Slupchynskyj specifically for each and every patient. This implant precisely elevates the nasal bridge and the naso-frontal angle and does not extend into the nasal tip area, known as the supratip. Tip refinement should be only be performed through, a) tip defatting, b) using septal or auricular cartilage grafting and, c) lower lateral cartilage reconstruction.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an Asian/Ethnic Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Pollybeak Deformity, a common Rhinoplasty complication of L-Shaped Implants. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Pollybeak Deformity by removing the L-Shaped Implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for a Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient's L-Shaped Implant, inserted during a previous Rhinoplasty by another surgeon, is revealed intra-operatively. Dr. Slupchynskyj removed the L-Shaped Implant and replaced it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an African American Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Pollybeak Deformity, a common Rhinoplasty complication of L-Shaped Implants. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Pollybeak Deformity by removing the L-Shaped Implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an African American Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with an overlay demonstrating how the L-Shaped Implant was positioned, leading to a Pollybeak Deformity. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Pollybeak Deformity by removing the L-Shaped Implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™ that is also shown in overlay.

The patient above had an L-Shaped Implant inserted in a previous Rhinoplasty with another surgeon. The patient is shown with a Pollybeak Deformity and a Bulbous Nasal Tip, common Rhinoplasty complications of L-Shaped Implants.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an African American Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Bulbous Nasal Tip, a common Rhinoplasty complication of L-Shaped Implants. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Bulbous Nasal Tip by removing the L-Shaped Implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an African American Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Pollybeak Deformity, a common Rhinoplasty complication of L-Shaped Implants. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Pollybeak Deformity by removing the L-Shaped Implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Pollybeak deformity, a common Rhinoplasty complication of L-Shaped Implants. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the Pollybeak Deformity by removing the L-Shaped implant and replacing it with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

The above patient saw Dr. Slupchynskyj for an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Revision. The patient is shown before with a Pollybeak Deformity. Dr. Slupchynskyj corrected the deformity by removing the L-Shaped implant, which he then replaced with a custom-carved SLUPimplant™.

 
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