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.