Hi Dr. Lam,
I've had an L silicone nasal implant for about a year now. Fortunately, it looks natural in my particular situation, and I have not had issues.
However, some people say stuff every once in a while that I just cannot ignore. I'm very worried about keeping this implant in and having serious damage done to my skin or cartilage. At the same time, it looks good and I don't want to remove it if chances are that it will be fine.
Could you help me understand the issue of contraction? Does this happen generally in the early stages? I thought (I may be incorrect) that contraction is due to infection or too large of an implant... ? However, I had heard from someone that contraction is inevitable to most patients who have an L silicone implant for an extended period of time... basically, that all L implants cause contraction over a long time. Is contraction a common issue with L silicone, and what are its causes?