Rhinoplasty has become one of the most common procedures in Sacramento California as more and more people are realizing the benefits of nasal shaping on their appearance. In the Sacramento Valley Plastic surgeons such as Dr Charles Perry are finding that standard reduction rhinoplasty is not for everyone. On occasion some noses will require a little augmentation to the bridge or dorsum in order to make the nose appear more defined and beautiful. Rhinoplasty in patients with darker thicker skin will often require augmentation to create more balance to the appearance and harmonize the facial appearance. Cartilage or bone grafts can be used as well as Silicone or Gortex grafts. Cartilage grafts can be taken from the septum inside the nose or the ear and often the rib. Bone can be harvested from the rib as well or can be used from the tissue bank in some cases. Silicone and gortex grafts can be purchased in a variety of sizes and shapes. It is often a personal choice as to which material to use in the augmentation rhinoplasty. The most important aspect of your rhinoplasty surgery is your safety, comfort, and functionality of the nose following the procedure. The aesthetics often follow form and everyone is so different in regards to their individual needs. When considering rhinoplasty surgery sure to choose a surgeon that specializes in aesthetic surgery and one in which you feel comfortable and whom is board certified in plastic surgery.