Yes, it should be possible to remove your nasal implants. It sounds like the mersilene may be either eroding through the skin or reacting with the skin. I prefer using cartilage for grafting. Your implant should be able to be removed and replaced with cartilage instead.
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It appears that your implants are extruding and ideally should be taken out and replaced by your own cartilage grafts
From your description, it sounds as if the implant is either eroding through the skin or possibly infected. Normally, this would need to come out, but all of this must be confirmed in person by your physician. Consider consulting with your original surgeon to evaluate your nose. If he/she determines that the implant is involved, I would consider doing this before it erodes through the skin.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
If you have synthetic product in your nose and your skin is red, it sounds like you need to have this removed. You are at risk to potentially have s kin healing issues due to the adherence of the mesh to the skin and the redness of the skin. Good luck.
Removing an implant which has been in situ for years will present problems which vary depending on what type of implant.
You will also return to your original profile so there will be a contour problem to deal with
Sometimes an implant can be modified surgically without total removal.
Yes it is possible to remove nasal implants. It may be a challenge but possible. Many implants promote ingrowth into tissue thus making the removal difficult. See Video.
Yes, it is possible to remove the implants, although the mesh might be a little tough to get out. If the skin is getting red I think it would be best to do this sooner rather than later.
Tissue grows into Mersilene mesh and other porous implants. Therefore, removal of those type of implants can result in skin damage / thinning. Therefore if you want this removed, you should go to a provider who is experienced in revision rhinoplasty and advanced cartilage/fascia grafting techniques.
Michael Kim, MD
Nata: I am sorry you are having these problems. Mersilene mesh is difficult to remove from the nose as scar tissue can grow into it. Silicone implants are easier to remove. It is important that you go see someone who is expert at revision rhinoplasty. Depending on how difficult the mesh is to remove, it could cause skin contour irregularities at the time or removal. To rebuild your nose after implant removal, you will likely require rib cartilage grafting with temporalis fascia harvest from the scalp. Best of luck.