Is it a safe method to use goretex placed in to the bridge of your nose, and ear cartilage on the tip?

Q: Hi I had my rhinoplasty done for 15 days now. My surgeon used goretex at my bridge and ear cartilage with my tip. I was not aware that the first option and much safer if full cartilage graft. I am worrying now for the future infections or rejection.

A: While Gore-tex and other synthetic implants have a higher rate of complications than using tissue from your own body, you are certainly not at any immediate risk.  While there is a higher risk of infection and extrusion – infections can typically be treated with antibiotics and extrusion is more of a long-term issue.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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