Gore-Tex Is A Man-made Material Used To RaiseThe Bridge Of The Nose.
Gore-Tex, an implant material, has been around a long time. Because you are from Wisconsin where it gets very cold (I know; I attended the University of Wisconsin), you might know
that Gore-Tex was originally used as a
ski jacket material because it retains heat. Then other uses were discovered.
is reasonably well tolerated by the body.This has always been an important issue when implants are going to be put in the nose.I am wondering
what specific imperfection in your nose makes you believe that Gore-Tex would
be helpful.If your bridge is very low,
it may be a reasonable answer.Generally, the material does better on the bridge than it does on the
tip of the nose.
are other implant materials that are used and, frankly, Gore-Tex has never been
my number one choice.One reason is that
if the implant does not seat itself in the ideal location and it becomes necessary to remove, it's difficult because your body's tissues grow into the Gore-Tex.
I prefer the solid silicone implants.Silicone implants with no holes are very easy to remove,
and that's important.To me, the ideal
implant is one that is easy to put in and easy to remove.Silicone implants have withstood the test of
time in the United States for over 60 years.Medical-grade silicone is used in common medical devices including
internally-placed defibrillators, artificial joints and artificial heart
valves.Of course, I am proud to say it
is also the material of which the Kotler Nasal Airway™ is made.If you are considering nasal surgery, check
out the Kotler Nasal Airway™ and learn why patients and doctors are
jumping on this invention to improve the immediate postoperative patient
wishes and On Wisconsin!
Kotler, MD, FACS
4,500 nasal procedures performed
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Gore-tex in rhinoplasty surgery
Gore-tex has been used for many years to augment the bridge in rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty. It is soft and very well tolerated with low infection and extrusion rates. Make sure your surgeon is exprienced in the safe use of this implant material.
Gore-tex as a Facial Implant Material
Gore-tex is a well known facial implant material that has been used from anything from facial bone augmentation to a subcutaneous implant for lips, nasolabial folds and in dorsal augmentation in rhinoplasty. It is flexible and easily compressible and is modified form of microporous plastic. It has a fairly good track record of facial implant use provided it is properly used with good soft tissue cover.
Gore-tex is a synthetic material with multiple medical and non medical uses. In Plastic Surgery it is frequently used to augment an area of the face or straighten areas of tissue weakness. One can also go to Wall-Mart or Target stores and find it in a host of clothing items. I would be more interested in where it has been suggested to use Gore-tex in your case and whether there are better substitutes.
Gore-Tex is a brand name for a plastic material that is used as a substitute for tissues throughout the body. It is fairly commonly used for building up the roof of the nose ("dorsal augmentation", and is predictable and generally leads to excellent rhinoplasty results. However, you should be aware that there is a very small but real risk for infection with the material, so choose a surgeon who has experience with using it.