Removal of Medpor Implant from Nose?

Is it possible to remove a Medpor implant that was inserted to correct valve collapse but has instead caused further breathing problems? If so, how long should I wait before getting it removed (is one month too soon)? Thank you

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Medpor Implant Removal from Nose

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Yes, the implant can be removed, but you most likely still have swelling from your surgery that is making it difficult to breathe.  You need to wait 3-6 months at least.  Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. 

Medpor nasal implants for spreader grafts?

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At one month after rhinoplaty, breathing may be affected by swelling. First, you should give it time to heal. Then if there is still a problem and you want it removed, surgery can be performed.

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