To nose cosmetologists, silicone cartilage is not so uncommon anymore. However, customers still do not understand much about this cartilage. This is the oldest cartilage used in nose augmentation. In this article, let’s get to know 6 things to remember about silicone cartilage!
What is the silicone cartilage used in nose augmentation??
Silicone cartilage is widely used in traditional nose augmentation surgeries. It is made from plastic and it has a nose shape from the side.
This cartilage material has a simple structure and low price, so a nose augmentation using silicone cartilage is usually cheap.
Nowadays, silicone cartilage is widely used at spas, beauty salons, cosmetic facilities with low reputation. Therefore, it is extremely risky to have nose augmentation using silicone cartilage.
There are 2 kinds of silicone cartilage: Plastic and liquid silicone cartilage. Plastic silicone is preferred because the liquid silicone cartilage is extremely dangerous to the human body.
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The advantages & disadvantages of silicone cartilage used in nose augmentation
The advantages of silicone cartilage used in nose augmentation:
- Form a high and beautiful nose shape.
- The material is soft and easy to form the nose shape that is suitable for the face.
- Various shapes and sizes.
- The surgery will last quickly, about from 45 – 60 minutes.
- The cartilage can exist for more than 3 years in the body.
- The price of silicone cartilage is cheaper than other cartilage.
The disadvantages of silicone cartilage used in nose augmentation:
- The silicone cartilage is quite heavy and hard which creates pressure on the nose tip and causes red, shiny nose, ripped nose tip skin,…
- The silicone cartilage has poor adhesion, hence the risk of deviation after surgery is quite high.
- A period of time after the surgery, the capsular contracture may occur around the nose.
- High risk of getting cartilage allergy.
In short, even though silicone cartilage has some promising advantages but it is not trusted by experts due to its disadvantages.
Is it safe to do nose augmentation using silicone cartilage?
Nowadays, cosmetic technology has been getting more and more advanced, and silicone cartilage has been greatly improved than before. However, you need to consider thoroughly before deciding to choose nose augmentation using silicone cartilage.
If you only want to have a fairly high nose and you have thick nasal tip skin, you can choose nose augmentation using silicone cartilage. Or in case you want to have a higher nose or you only have thin nose tip skin, you should not choose this method because your safety is not guaranteed.
What is the process of nose augmentation using silicone cartilage?
The process of nose augmentation using silicone cartilage is divided into the following steps:
Step 1: Examination and Consultation
The doctor will examine and suggest the most suitable nose augmentation method for the customer.
Step 2: General health check
The doctor will conduct general health checks including blood pressure, cardiovascular tests… for the customer to decide whether they are qualified for the nose augmentation using silicone cartilage.
Step 3: Measurement and Sketch for the new nose shape
Based on the information in step 2, the doctor will analyze and make a treatment regimen to ensure the new nose shape is well-proportioned with the face.
Step 4: Sterilization and Anesthesia
The doctor will perform sterilization at the surgical area to prevent infection. Then the doctor will perform local anesthesia by using the exclusive anesthesia technology to prevent the pain for the customer during the surgery.
Step 5: Start the surgery
The doctor will make an incision, extract the skin and tissues at the nose area to create a cavity, then carefully put the silicone cartilage in. Finally, the doctor will close the wound with cosmetic thread to ensure no scars will be left.
How long will the result last?
The quality of the silicone cartilage and doctor’s qualification greatly affect the final result. However, the result only lasts from 3 to 10 years.
If you have this surgery at untrustworthy, illegal cosmetic facilities, the result will last shorter for the complications shall happen faster after the surgery.
The safe and good nose augmentation method that can replace the method using silicone cartilage
Nose Augmentation using silicone has lots of disadvantages, so it is not trusted by cosmetologists. Nowadays there are a lot of safe and effective nose augmentation technologies that can replace the traditional method using silicone cartilage.
Among the new methods, nose augmentation which combines high-quality biological and autologous cartilage.
Nowadays, Surgiform nose augmentation is considered the most advanced and trustful method. This method uses Surgiform cartilage to raise the nose bridge and autologous cartilage (mostly helix cartilage) to shape and protect the nose tip.
Surgiform cartilage is 100% imported from America. It is constructed from ePTFE which is a completely compatible material to the human body issued by the FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration).
On the surface of the cartilage as plenty of nano-size holes, which helps them easily connect to the nasal tissues to form a strong nose after the surgery. May the new nose withstand the harshness of time.
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These are 6 things that you need to know about silicone cartilage. We hope this article has provided you useful information about this type of cartilage.
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