Hello, It's been a little over 3 months since I had my revision rhinoplasty. I think I have an infection from the gortex implant that was used for a columellar strut. My nose is so painful, I have redness and it is so swollen. I look like a pig now. I had my surgery overseas and I am living in the states. Do I need to go to a plastic surgeon in my area to get a prescription? is it too soon to take out the implant? Will my tip collapse? Please help..I'm terrified my nose won't heal right
Gortex Nose Implant Infection?
Doctor Answers (4)
Gore-tex implant infection?
Hello, and sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. I would recommend having your nose examined by a board certified rhinoplasty specialist as soon as possible, as it sounds like you have an infection. He or she will be able to see you in person and provide you with advice, and give you antibiotics. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Infected Gortex Nasal Implant
It sounds like your implant is infected which will be treated with antibiotics and usually removal of the Gortex. Over the past 35 years I've used the patient's own cartilage because this is a possible complication following placement of these types of implants.
Definitely sounds like your gortex is infected. It needs to come out ASAP and you need to be on antibiotics.