The use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) in rhinoplasty


Inanli S., Sari M., Baylancicek S.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.31, no.4, pp.345-348, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-007-0037-z
  • Title of Journal : AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-348

Abstract

Background: Septal cartilage still is the most appropriate graft material used in rhinoplasty. In traumatic or revision cases, septal cartilage can be insufficient, and the need for an implant material emerges. In this study, the safety and efficacy of polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) used as an implant material in nasal dorsal augmentation were assessed.