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Does Nasal Implant Like Goretex Cause Serious Diseases Such As Cancer After Years?

Im asian male planning to get a nosejob with goretex.

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Potential risks with synthetic implants, including Goretex and silicone

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Goretex has not been linked to cancer, but it does potentially carry some risks when used as an implant in the nose.  It has a higher risk of infection, migration and extrusion than using tissue from your own nose (autologous grafts).  Due to these risks, autologous grafts provide a safer and more permanent solution than synthetic grafts during rhinoplasty.  

Web reference: http://www.donyoomd.com/blog/2013/11/19/silicone-implants-popular-asian-rhinoplasty-downsides/

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Implants And Cancer

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   Nasal implants have higher rates of infection than autologous tissue but have not been linked to cancer.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Gortex nasal implant

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 Gore-Tex nasal implants do not cause cancer. Gore-tex implants have been used for vascular repairs for the decades without any problems. We do not recommend  Gore-tex nasal implants into the nose due to multiple infections we have seen in  patient's from other offices

Web reference: http://seattle-rhinoplasty.com

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Don't worry.

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Do not worry about it. Goretex implants do not cause cancer or serious diseases (scientifically proven and reported). The most usual problems associated with goretex nasal implants are extrusion and/or displacement.

Your board certified plastic surgeon can inform you about these potential side-effects, and other available options (f.e. rib graft, conchal/septum cartilage grafts, composite fascia-diced cartilage grafts, fat grafts,...)

Good luck!

Spain Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Implant Like gortex is safe

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Dear Mylife21, No need to worry Gortex is completely safe and does not cause diseases. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Web reference: http://michaelelammd.com

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Gortex nasal implant

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A gortex nasal implant is inert and does not cause any serious diseases.  I would not worry.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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