What are the main differences between rhinoplasty with cartilage and silicone?

Doctor's Answers (1)

The key differences between using self cartilage and foreign material such as a silicone implant are:

Infection risk

Minimal with the use of cartilage; approx 1% with the use of silicone implant

Extrusion (implant coming out) risk

No risk with the use of cartilage, approximately 1-2% with the use of silicone implant depending on technique- cosmetic appearance: cartilage generally gives a more natural softer appearance; silicone implant gives a more defined appearance-cartilage requires a donor site (ear/rib) but silicone implant does not

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