GORE-TEX in FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
The success of any plastic and reconstructive surgery, particularly in the field of rhinoplasty, is highly dependent on the skill of the surgeon, the cooperation of the patient, and on the implant material used.
A good implant material allows normal facial contours after the surgery and encourages natural and rapid tissue growth within and through it, which are known to be the primary properties of GORE-TEX implant.
GORE-TEX implant is a subcutaneous augmentation material (SAM) made of biocompatible microporous ePTFE (expanded polytetraflouroethylene) for the repair or enhancement of the soft tissues of the facial area. It is likewise biologically inert, adding to its appeal as a good implant material. It is used to fill facial lines, wrinkles and nasolabial folds, plump up lips, and augment nose, chin or cheek.
This implant provides permanent results, requires no allergy-testing and can be trimmed to fit. Given the durability of gore-tex and the body’s acceptance of it, this material lasts a lifetime. Oftentimes it is judged as the best implant by many nasal surgery masters.