Question : What are natural vs. artificial implants for rhinoplasty and what are the advantages or disadvantages to each?
Answer : While artificial implants for the nose are widely used in the orient, they are less popular here because of the risk of infection. They can be made out of silicone plastic, polyethylene, or PFFE (formerly marketed as Gore Tex). In the US surgeons usually prefer to us the patient’s own tissue, usually cartilage from the nasal septum or an ear. The use of your own tissues is safer and more customizable.
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