How do Gore-Tex, Medpor and Silastic compare when properly used in Indian/Asian short nosed patients?

Q: It’s my understanding that placement of the implant in natural cartilage is the real onus of any implant to help a patient augment a low bridge/support a tip through the dorsum. Which is better? Which can best refine a nose & provide columellar support without adding excess projection?

A: In terms of amount of tissue ingrowth, Medpor > Gore-Tex > Silastic.  All of these synthetic implants have a higher rate of complications than using tissue from your own body.  Only autologous grafts provide a permanent result.

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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