GNG’s No-Plant Rhinoplasty?
No-Implant Rhinoplasty is
a method of heightening the nasal bridge
by using self or donated cartilage and dermis
without any artificial implants such as silicone or gore-tex.
Therefore, there will be no side effects that can be seen when using artificial implants
and it will definitely create natural looking nose.
GNG’s No-Plant Rhinoplasty Methods
The septum has a proper thickness and strength and it is very suitable for creating the shape of the nose bridge/tip.
Conchal cartilage is very soft to make the shape into a natural and smooth looking appearance.
Rib cartilage is firm enough to build the nose with strong bearing capability.
Dermis near the Hip
The dermis taken from the hip is the thickest dermis of our body. It is used to design the shape of the nose to balance the face.
Usage of Living Implant
(when complication with
Donated Dermis / Donated Cartilage
When the situation cannot be solved with autologous tissue, donated dermis/cartilage can be considered. It is the most safe product approved by the FDA and it has been proven to be clinically safe when treating burn patients for many decades.
Ratio of Actual Surgery Patients at GNG
The percentage of patients who underwent the rhinoplasty is about equal for implant and no-plant. In recent years, there has been a rapid growth of interest in no-plant rhinoplasty among many patients that are in need to have more natural looking nose line.
Why patients chose
The patient underwent implant rhinoplasty
which created a see through effect and artificial line.
Therefore, the nose was re-operated with no-plant method.
for No-Plant Rhinoplasty?
More than 11,001 cases of
At GNG Hospital,
we have about 11,001 cases of
It is a high rate of no-plant cases
among hospital based medical facilities.
GNG Hospital was selected as most used Megaderm hospital,
which is one of the surgical materials of human dermal tissue.
GNG doctors have numerous experiences and know-how,
therefore, we are proud to let our patients know that we have positive surgery results.
As of May 2019,
Human Dermal Tissue(Megadem)
Certification of most used
Megaderm for operations
No-plant rhinoplasty through
Patent for “No-Plant Rhinoplasty”!
GNG Hospital obtained a patent for No-Plant Rhinoplasty after years of continuous efforts and studies towards advanced technology.
We have gained the patent to further strengthen the idea and the need of no-plant rhinoplasty.
We will continue to be the pioneer of no-plant method of rhinoplasty.
Prevention of absorption
due to finely diced cartilage
used as powder.
The percentage of revision surgery due to absorption
There were many cases of absorption when only using the dermis.
At GNG, we have many surgical experiences that accumulated in the past to be sure that using the cartilage
as a powder will lower the rate of absorption. Therefore, re-operation due to absorption happens very rarely.
▶ 본원에서 진피만 사용 후 흡수되어 재수술 한 실제 케이스
When only dermis is used,
Nose can become uneven and
bumpy when it is not absorbed evenly
when absorption occurs.
▶ Image of an actual case
Creation of the perfect nose line
by dicing and grinding the cartilage to a powder form.
At GNG Hospital we grind the cartilage finely
into a powder.
Pro for grinded cartilage
into a powder form
When cartilage is implanted as whole
▼ 1 year post surgery with dermis only
Nose bridge may bend
Nose bridge may become stiff
Not so perfect nose line
Unnatural effect after 1-2 years
→ As the capsules surrounding the cartilage dissolve,
the cartilage will reveal through the skin
When cartilage is diced and grinded
Almost no chance of sagging
Almost no chance of stiffness
An ideal nose line
Surgery is not visibly apparent
→ As the capsules surrounding the cartilage dissolve,
the cartilage will not reveal through the skin
Experienced in Cartilage Grinding
Grinding method is widely used internationally.
It definitely requires more effort and time consuming so it is not much recommended and used in Korea.
However, at GNG Hospital, we have experienced medical practitioners to give
our patients the utmost satisfactory results.
Process of Cartilage Harvest for No-Plant Rhinoplasty
Natural nose line and sense of
When it is attracted with the skin, the grinded cartilage does not appear in the X-Ray or CT Scan.
It will feel soft without any effects of artificial implants.
Rare cases of side effects
that may occur just like when artificial implants are used
It can be used for the thin nasal tip
because the grinded cartilage will attract with the skin
No rejection will occur
since no artificial implant is used
No deformity since the grinded cartilage will perceive as its own skin
It will create more firm structured nose since the cartilage and dermis will cover up the bone
Q&A for No-Plant Rhinoplasty
Q. Does it really not show up in CT & X-Ray?
A. They are not visible on X-Rays and CT in airports or hospitals when donated dermis/cartilage are used
since it is the same material as the actual human dermis or cartilage.
Q. Is the donated dermis/cartilage considered safe?
A. It is approved by the U.S. FDA and Korea Food & Drug Administration.
It is characterized as excellent suitability and safety.
Q. I am a foreign study abroad student and it is difficult to go to the hospital outside Korea.
Therefore, I am afraid that it will cause inflammation after the surgery.
A. Our patients who have undergone surgery at GNG did not experience inflammation after one month.
It is recommended for patients who have difficulties for doctor’s visits.
Patients who want
natural looking nose shape
Patients who do not
prefer artificial implants
Patients with continuous
infection and inflammation
Patients with crooked and hooked nose
who want natural nose line