While nasal implants can be used during Asian rhinoplasty surgery, it is only through trial and error that doctors discovered patient-donated tissues work best. They provide realistic, long term results and are less likely the cause for revision rhinoplasty. Synthetic materials such as Gore-Tex or silicone sculpt a pleasing shape for the exterior nose, but often cause issues. While Gore-Tex, also known as the material polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), creates a realistic and often aesthetically pleasing nose shape, there are a number of issues associated with the material. It coexists with the tissues of the nose in such a way that can trap and promote the growth of bacteria.
Silicone is still commonly used in Asian rhinoplasty procedures performed in Asian countries. The technique usually requires an open rhinoplasty and a more invasive approach to placing the implant overt the bridge of the nose. While Gore-Tex implants can lead to the intertwining of tissue growth between the synthetic material of the transplanted insert and natural tissues of the nose, silicone implants pose the opposite issue: they do not become fully fixed into place.
The silicone implant is especially susceptible to movement, which can lead to a host of subsequent issues. The bridge and tip of the nose may appear distorted, and cosmetic intervention becomes obvious. The protruding implant can cause damage to the tissues in the tip of the nose, creating the formation of excess scar tissue. The fibrous tissue can be seen in the exterior of the nose and can be difficult to treat.
The material of the silicone implant is transparent, and causes the overlying skin to stretch to accommodate its size. This combination can cause the visibility of the implant in certain lights. Gore-Tex implants are opaque in color, so this issue is specific to silicone materials used in the nose.
The Ideal Option for Nasal Implants During Asian Rhinoplasty
Synthetic implants are not an ideal solution to increasing nasal bridge height and refining the nasal tip during Asian rhinoplasty. They may be rejected by the body, become dangerously fixed into place, or slip out of their intended position. Dr. Nassif, an Asian rhinoplasty specialist well known for his DCF (dice cartilage wrapped in fascia) method, can harvest the patient’s own materials for the purpose of this cosmetic surgery.
About the Doctor
Paul S. Nassif , M.D., F.A.C.S. of Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California is a specialist in a number of facial surgeries, with a special dedication to Asian rhinoplasty. Patients from all over the world schedule surgery with the doctor due to his advanced knowledge of Asian facial anatomy and his effective, innovative surgical techniques, such as DCF. If a patient has visited a plastic surgeon for a prior Asian rhinoplasty where they had a Gore-Tex or silicone implant placed, they can see Dr. Nassif to have the procedure reversed. The doctor will then implement his tried-and-true methods to ensure a safe surgery and long-lasting results.
Dr. Nassif’s Contact Information
Phone: (310) 275-2467
Email: Patient Contact Form
Location: 120 S. Spalding Dr. #315 Beverly Hills, CA 90212