Rhinoplasty With Silicone Implant

Augmentation Rhinoplasty With Silicone Implant

A Silicone nasal implant are the most commonly used synthetic material for Rhinoplasty. This material has used over several decades and thus has been tried and tested over the years. 

The implants, silicone nasal implants, usually comes pre-formed, but your surgeon can trim and sculpt the implant depending on the shape and size of the new nose you have discussed upon.

Silicone nasal implants are usually used as the popular material of choice because it can easily be inserted into the nose, as well as, easy to remove in case any problem arises over the years.

Are Silicone Implants More Popular Than Gore-Tex Implants

Among the Asian rhinoplasty population, silicone nasal implants are considerably more popular given the fact that Asian noses typically have an insufficient amount of native cartilage support to provide even moderate definition.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Silicone Implants?

Silicone implants are relatively cheaper and unlike Gore-Tex, which is relatively more expensive.  Silicone Implants are favored over GoreTex implants because it does not shrink and is less prone to infection. It’s also the most preferred nasal implant by patients in Asia –China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

In the hands of a skilled surgeon you wont be able to tell the difference.  The choice is a matter of preference or cost!

The Disadvantages Of Augmentation Rhinoplasty Using Silicone Implants.

For many years in the past, most cosmetic surgeons particularly in the Philippines use solid silicone implants in their rhinoplasty procedures. However, silicone implant is made of synthetic material and it has received considerable criticisms for its high rejection rate and for giving un-natural nose appearance after the surgery.

The following are some of the side effects of silicone implants which are the same reasons why it is not preferred to be used nowadays:

Silicone implant heals by encapsulation where the body’s natural reaction to a foreign body is to form a capsule around it. 

Unfortunately, while encapsulation can keep the implant in the general vicinity, it does not prevent the implant from moving around during the healing process of rhinoplasty.

Due to the pressure by the silicone implant on the nasal tip as a foreign material, it causes pressure necrosis and a pig nose look which is the implant’s upward movement.

Scar-like tissue, If the implant is not immediately removed on the bridge of the nose, may make the appearance cosmetically unacceptable.

Silicone implants are recommended to be changed every 20 years.

How Is Rhinoplasty With Silicone Implants Performed?

For rhinoplasty with silicone implants, a minor incision is required to insert the silicone implant and a closed rhinoplasty approach is usually used.  Rhinoplasty with silicone implant is good for more pronounced nasal bridge lifting effects. Augmentation rhinoplasty with silicone implant is generally performed Under IV Sedation.