Silicone Implants For Your Ideal Nose

What are nasal implants? What are their uses? First of all, nasal implants is a type of device made out of a biological or synthetic biocompatible material. Silicone nasal implants are considered better than other types of implants out there. Let us get into details of different types of implants, reasons they are used and their benefits.

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If you have an unusually bigger or smaller nose bridge or if you have a drooping nose tip you may be thinking of going under the knife to get it corrected. But what can you do if you cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars for a nose job? If you are on a tight budget, the only option you have on your disposal is a nasal implant since they are inexpensive and easy to use.

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Nasal implants are used for the purpose of correcting nasal deficiencies in the bridge, tip or sides of the nose. With an implant, a flat bridge or tip can be lifted without the need of rhinoplasty. Aside from this, implants can help fix a collapse on left or right side of the nose. If right implant is used, the problem will get fixed and the nose will look straight.

Moreover, nose implants are often used in revision rhinoplasty, especially in cases where too much of cartilage was removed in a previous surgery.

Types Of Nose Implants

There are different types of implants as said earlier. Some examples of synthetic implants are silicone, medpor, and Gor-tex. Biologically derived implants are also used. For instance, Alloderm and irradiated rib cartilage.

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With time, biological implants tend to shrink to some degree, but synthetic implants don’t change or shrink as time goes by. Synthetic implants are commonly used for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

Why Not Use One’s Own Body Tissue Instead Of Artificial Implants?

Tissue can be taken from the patient’s ear, rib or septum for use in the nose, and many doctors often use this approach when doing a nose job. But this approach cannot be used at all times. What is the problem with it? The problem is that in ethnic noses, at times, the cartilage of the patient’s nose is too soft to provide enough support to the tip or bridge of the nose. Therefore, in some cases, doctors combine implants with autogenous cartilage grafts in nose jobs to provide the required support and definition.

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Apart from this, taking tissue from the body of a patient with severe nose deformity is not a good idea because the patient’s cartilage is too thin to increase the nose height. Asian and African patients have thin ear cartilage, so synthetic implants are ideal for these patients. The upside of synthetic implants is that they don’t shrink or twist with time.

Silicone Nose Implants

What is a silicone implant for the nose? Surgeons use silicone nasal implants to enhance the height of the nasal bridge and improve the shape of the tip.

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Silicone implants are more commonly used for Asian rhinoplasty population. The reason is that Asian people don’t have enough cartilage support, so choosing a silicone nasal implant is the best option for them.

With silicone implants, doctors don’t have to do complex rhinoplasty techniques. Below is an example of this type of implant.

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The picture shows that silicone implants have an “L” like shape. The longer part of the implant is for the nasal bridge and the elbow part is for the nose tip. When placed in the nose (right above the nose framework and below the skin), the implant helps raise the nasal bridge height and define the nose tip.

Based on the width and length of a patient’s nose, surgeons use an implant of an I-shape or L-shape. While implants come pre-formed, they can be trimmed and sculpted on the basis of the size and shape of the new nose.

If you have a low nose bridge or if you want to get a more defined nose tip, you may want to go for the L-shaped silicone implant. On the other hand, if you want to improve your nasal bridge only, you should go for an I-shaped implant.

Recovery Time From Solid Silicone Nose Implants

According to expert nose surgeons, swelling and bruising takes about 7 days to go away after the implant is removed. For other procedures like the reduction of nostril width and tip thinning, the inflammation can last for up to 14 days and scars on the nose can take several months to go away.

The Takeaway

Now that you have gone through the details, you may have pretty good idea about what nasal implants are and why silicone nasal implants are more popular than other types out there. There are a couple of reasons behind the common use of these implants. One reason is that they are easy to insert and easy to remove. They can be inserted and removed within minutes. On the other hand, a nose job takes hours to complete. Moreover, in some cases, the patient needs to stay in the clinic for a night.

Another good reason to use silicone nasal implants is that they don’t twist or shrink as time goes by, making them an ideal choice.

If you want to use nasal implants, make sure you get in touch with a good nose surgeon in Singapore for advice. Follow your surgeon’s advice if you don’t want to suffer from complications as a result of the use of wrong implant.

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