hi dr. lam, i had a silicone implant in my nose for 3 months, and removed it 4 months ago. my nose has not returned to its pre-op state, and i believe it is due to scar tissue. i can see the scar tissue on my nose, especially around the glabella. i think the scar tissue extends down to the tip(wherever the implant was). overall, my nose is bigger, wider, and more distorted than pre-op.
i have read on some websites of plastic surgeons in asia who can remove this scar tissue or "capsule" in a revision. i even saw a picture of the removed capsule and it looks like a red strand.
do you surgically remove scar tissue left behind from silicone encapsulation, and is this procedure safe? the doctors in asia who performs this procedure say it is safe but creates a lot of swelling. is this procedure similar to "defatting" which i have seen performed on african americans? i'd prefer to do this procedure in the US.
thank you for reading.