Question: I have a gore tex implant that was placed in my nose during a nose job two years ago. It has not become infected. How should this be treated?
Answer: In order to change the appearance of the nose some people use synthetic implant such Gore-Tex. One of the problems that may arise using this is that the implants may become infected and there may be some redness. Since the nose is a structure that is very mobile and moves around, this may lead to the implant becoming infected or an implant moving from its position an actually extruding from the body. The best management for an infected implant is to remove the implant to allow the infection to heal. After this is done and the infection is gone, the next step is to restore the nasal appearance. It is very important to treat any infection of the nose very seriously. If the skin and soft tissue of the nose becomes permanently damaged or unrepaired, its blood supply can be very hard to obtain and affect any result of future surgery.