Dorsal augmentation

Dorsal augmentation is building the bridge up during rhinoplasty. This can be done surgically with permanent cartilage or fascia grafts, with implants like silicone, implants using irradiated cartilage or dermis (skin), as well as the use of fillers like Restylane, Voluma, or Juvederm.

Building up a bridge is very common for certain ethnic groups like Asians and African Americans. It is sometimes also done in revision rhinoplasty when too much of the bridge was taken off previously.