Silicone implant in Asians?
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Asian Rhinoplasty - Silicone implant vs your own tissue
Thanks for your question. The use of silicone implants or any other foreign materials in rhinoplasty surgery is not advisable for a number of reasons. These implants have the possibility of getting infected or extruding through the skin for the entire time that they remain in the nose. They can also cause overlying skin changes that can be permanent. These complications are not seen with the use of autologous cartilage grafts (autologous meaning that they are taken from your body). My recommendation would be to schedule a second opinion with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss alternative options to silicone implants. Good luck and all the best.
Silicone implants in Asian rhinoplasty
Goretti H. Taghva MD
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Dear omethebest 31: Thank you for your question. While I believe dorsal augmentation is best performed using your own body parts(rib, ear, temporals fascia, split-calvarial bone) some people cannot accept the donor site morbidity. In those situations with proper informed consent I think silicone is fine. There is an increased risk of extrusion and migration as well as an increased risk for infection. Gortex is also an alloplastic option as is Medpore. None of these should be used if there is a pre-existing septal perforation. Your best bet is to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgery with experience in Asian rhinoplasty. A good place to start is the Rhinoplasty Society. Good luck and I hope this helps!
Silicon implants in the nose if not sooner will later likely become infected and have to come out that is why rib cartilage or cartilage from your septum is best
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