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I'm 24 years old and I had a nose implant 8 years ago, I hate the way it looks so unnatural, Is there any way I could get it removed or redone? I'm asian and the bridge looks too high and fake. i think its just silicone, I cant really remember but I didnt have the tip done or anything its just a straight implant, what are your thoughts on this?
yes, in 95% of cases, silicone implant removal is easy. i have tons of experience removing them. it can be as easy as an office procedure. here are some of the issues you must think about: 1. if it is calcified (really hard to know beforehand), removal is very difficult but still doable. just takes longer and may have some overlying skin damage but pretty rare. 2. if the implant is very large there can be pressure changes to the cartilage underneath causing damage that can be visible after removal. if this occurs, you may need either a revision surgery done or some silicone micro injections to correct small defects. it depends on what one sees after removal either that would be apparent immediately or only slightly apparent down the road. typically, i can manage these problems too but there would be extra cost depending on the degree of needed revision. if you are interested in having it removed, just call my office 972-312-8188 and they can give you a quote and understand the logistics of what is needed. best, s.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery