Augmentation Rhinoplasty with Silicone Implants

Alamzeb Khan, Obaidullah ., Amir Amnullah

Abstract


Background : Nasal augmentation can be performed with autologous tissue or synthetic materials. There are many types of alloplastic materials. Silicone is our preferred material because of its easy availability, no issue of wrapping and softer consistency.
Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of silicone implant in augmentation rhinoplasty.
Material & Methods: All adult patients with either gender who were admitted in our unit and underwent nasal augmentation with Silicone implant were prospectively included in the study. The study was conducted in Aman Hospital Dabgari Garden Peshawar and Northwest General Hospital and Research center from January 2010 to December 2015.
Results: A total of 95 patients were included in the study out of these 56 (58.94%) were female and 39(41.05%) were male. The age ranged between 17 to 42 years. Only 2 (2.1%) patients had ended up with extrusion of the implants. One of the patients with extrusion was managed by dermal graft and in the second patient the implant was inserted again after a period of 6 months. The patients were satisfied with the surgery.
Conclusion: Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures. Nose is augmented with either autologous
tissue or synthetic implants. We have a good experience with the silicone. Silicone implants give good results because of its nasal cartilage like consistency. Patients with silicone augmentation were satisfied with the feel.

Keywords


Augmentation rhinoplasty, Silicone implants.

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