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Gore-tex vs. Silicone Implant for Rhinoplasty

· Rhinoplasty · 64 Comments

For some people, self-confidence is attributed to feeling good about one’s self. This means that one can feel good about himself/herself if he/she feels beautiful. Others may refer to it as vanity but for many, it’s nothing more than just feeling good about their physical attributes.

One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures is rhinoplasty or nose surgery. This surgical procedure may involve nasal bridge augmentation or reduction where changes are made on the shape of the nose bridge; nasal tip augmentation reduction where changes are made on the shape of the tip or on the angle between nose and upper lip; and alar plasty which involves the reduction of the nasal base or narrows the span of the nostrils.

When the topic is about rhinoplasty, the usual question patients ask is what kind of implants can be used to achieve expected outcome. In the Philippines, there are two popular implants being used by cosmetic surgeons, they are Gore-tex implant or silicone implant. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using either implants in full detail and the decision is left to the patient. Here are some information on the said implants. 

Gore-tex vs Silicone -- Rhinoplasty Philippines

Silicone Implant

For many years in the past, most cosmetic surgeons particularly in the Philippines use solid silicone implants in their rhinoplasty procedures. However, silicone implant is made of synthetic material and it has received considerable criticisms for its high rejection rate and for giving un-natural nose appearance after the surgery. The following are some of the side effects of silicone implants which are the same reasons why it is not preferred to be used nowadays:

  • Silicone implant heals by encapsulation where the body’s natural reaction to a foreign body is to form a capsule around it. This encapsulation makes a loose attachment of the implant and any force exerted around the nasal area can mean malposition and deviation of the implant.
  • Due to the force exerted by the hard silastic silicone implant on the nasal tip, it causes pressure necrosis and a pig nose look which is the implant’s upward movement.
  • If the implant is not immediately removed, it may result into scar-like tissue on the nasal bridge making the appearance cosmetically unacceptable.
  • Implant extrusion is a common problem in silicone implants. Silicone erodes the soft tissue of least resistance which is the incision line.
  • An infected silicone implant could result in scarification and permanent deformity.
  • Some residual tissues create crevice-like scars on the nasal tip and bridge
  • Erosion of premaxilla or the palate bone may occur if the silicone implant is anchored deep into the septal spine.
  • Calcium crystals collect and cause the nasal bridge irregularity and in some cases were found to be pre-carcinogenic even many years after the surgery. Silicone implants are recommended to be changed every 20 years. 

Gore-tex Material for Rhinoplasty

Gore-tex Implant

Gore-tex is another implant material used in rhinoplasty. This implant has a high tissue compatibility and has a low complication rate which may involve swelling, infection and implant which is partially coming out. The following are the other advantages of Gore-tex implant:

  • Gore-tex provides natural appearance due to tissue compatibility and porous material component which allows the tissue to grow inside and become part of the nasal structure. In other words, it integrates itself into the nasal structure as naturally as possible.
  • Flexibility of the Gore-tex implant allows cosmetic surgeons to mold the implant into the desired shape, which silicone and other implant material cannot do.
  • This biocompatible material is ideal for the initial surgery and revision plastic surgery.
  • Gore-tex implant is ideal for patients who need to increase the size of their nose, particularly the nasal bridge.

Between silicone and Gore-tex implants, cosmetic surgeons prefer to use the Gore-tex implant for the primary reason that the implant gives a natural look on the nose done.

  • cecilia

    How much for the noselift using goretex implant?thanks

  • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

    Hello Cecilia, thank you for inquiring with us. We will send you the details on the email you provided.

  • imeeh libang

    how much is the nose lifting I mean the total money im going to spend….all in all..


    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hi Imeeh, we will send you the details on your Email.

  • pacita serrano

    How much is the goretex rhinoplasty including medicines? Is the operation being done at your clinic? thanks.

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hello Pacita, thank you for inquiring. We will send you a detailed information to your email. Yes the operation is done at our clinic.

  • Felipe Buenaventura

    Hi, i’d like to know the total price of goretex rhinoplasty including medicines. Thank you.

  • Marcha

    How much po goretex

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hi Marcha, email will be sent to you. Thanks

  • jocelyn loyogoy

    how much is the nose surgery using goretex implants? pls give me the total cost of the procedure,do you do non surgical nose lift too? is yes how much is the price also? tnx

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hello Jocelyn, will send the details to your email. Thanks.

  • JB

    Hi! how much would be the cost for a rhinoplasty with tipplasty using goretext? thank you

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hello Jb, answer will be sent to the email you provided. Thanks.

  • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

    For further inquiries about the cost of Gore-tex Rhinoplasty surgery and other questions, please do use our contact form by clicking this link Thank you.

  • roneil

    please send me the details about this procedure including the rates and process. thanks

  • Michael

    i would like to inquire regarding the rhinoplasty or nonsurgical nose lift, how much does it cost?

    thank you

  • Paul

    um i have a huge nose and low nasal bridge.. im thinking about having a nose lift using gore-tex thing.. how much would be the cost of the total surgery? thanks..

  • Mitch23

    Hello, gumagawa pa po ba c doc ng silicon implant? Mas mura ba sya kesa goretext?

  • Kresselle Amparo

    Hi, i’d like to know the total price of goretex implant including medicines. Thank you.

  • nesh

    hi! pls email me the prices for both rhinoplasty using gore tex and silicon asap! im planning to have an appointment with ur clinic and the other clinic this week tnx so much

  • Joves

    How much goretex implant and alar triming

  • love

    hi i would like to inquire how much is your goretex rhino and the silicon too hm?..need it asap.thanks

  • Cheese

    Hi. Please send me details regarding this procedure as well as its cost. Do you use cartilage as implants? if so, how much? thanks!

  • Vince

    How much is the price of rhinoplasty using goretex and silicone :) thankyou

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Thank you for your inquiry. We will send you an email.

  • Geir

    Hi, I have a low nasal bridge, round and bulbous nasal tip.

    And would prefer goretex implant for nasal bridge augmentation.

    How much price all in all under sedation? and/ or under local anesthesia?

  • rose

    How much is the goretex rhinoplasty including medicines?pls send me details, I’am planning on having a noselift, tnx

  • jane

    How much is the gore-tex implantation and the required medicines after the operations??? please give me the breakdowns of the payments…tnx.

  • jane

    probably how long will it take …i mean the healing process of such!??…tnx.

  • deyan

    how much i will spend using goretex, can u send me email pls. including the medz.

  • Martini

    i undergo for Gore tex Implant and i like the result, nobody notice i had a nose job…

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      Hi Mark Adrian,

      Thank you for the comment and I am glad to hear that you liked the result. Using Gore-tex implants really makes a nose look natural and prohibits rejection. That’s the very reason why a lot of cosmetic surgeons in the Philippines and abroad prefers using Gore-tex rather than Silicone implants.

    • james

      hello… May i ask how much will be the total cost? Recovery period? I only have a break of 7 days so I am considering the total cost of goretex and the recovery period in which it would be fine to face other people..

  • edgar policarpio

    How much is the goretex ? Is this in the philippines? Reply asap

  • jho

    May i know how much is the procedure using goretex material and other details. Thanks

  • clarisse joy villania

    how much i will spend using goretex, can u send me email pls. including the medicines. thanks

  • Joey

    Hi, I would also like to know how much is the goretex implant on nose. Thank you

  • harold

    How the gortex in package if implant my nose reply pls

  • Maria Eliza Labeta

    How much po ang gortex kasali ang medication.

  • Mel

    How much cost for the gore tex package and do you still use a silicon. and how long for the recovery. what are the procedure ,what are the laboratory do I need..Is it a local anestisia or patutulugin ka kc di ko kaya ang maoperahan na gising .i need to sleep. after the operation is a lot of browses how long the browses will stay. I there anyway to let the browses go away easily please reply ..thank you

  • je

    How much po goretex implant?? INcluding removing the.removing.of my nose?

  • Irene adornado artatez

    how much is the nose surgery using goretex implants? pls give me the total cost of the procedure,do you do non surgical nose lift too? is yes how much is the price also? tnx

  • Kiel

    Hi, how much is the goretex implant in Philppine peso.

  • Maritoni Ramos

    Can I also have the details? thanks

  • Joanna Cristi

    Hi. May i ask how much will be the total cost? Recovery period? Will there be a scar?

  • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

    Hi Joanna
    Please use this link for your inquiry.

  • Jean

    I was done a goretex implant to other doctor butI don’t want the result …pls email me how much it cost… Thank you…

  • http://facebook joseph.

    hi! good afternoon.
    i wanna know how much will be the total cost.all in all..(including the medicines.)?for goretex..

  • eduardo basco

    how much po goretex implant?

  • Ives

    How much is the total cost for undergoing a gore tex rhino?

  • Ella

    Hi,I would like to know how much it will cost me to do a nose surgery ?i have a silicone implant,wanted to change it to goretex implant..please email me..tnx

  • drew

    hi, i would like to know the cost for goretex implant and is it permant ??

  • kaye

    Hello. I have read a lot of positive reviews about dr. torres’ work. I am very much interested in goretex rhino. Do you have packages or discounts if I am to avail breast augmentation plus goretex? Can they be done simultaneously? Please email me the prices. Thank you so much…

  • roxane

    How much the nose lift cost full treatment?

  • K

    Hi, please send me the total cost of gore tex implant. Including all fees. Thanks!

  • glen laquindanum

    how much is the goretex rhinoplasty?

  • April

    How much the cost for gortex implant?

  • eve

    hi please email me the details for goretex rhino

  • Chris T

    May i know how much i would spent on rhino goretex? is this lifetime? thank you.

  • Japoy Amador

    Hi, I would also like to know the price of the rhinoplasty using goretex please. I am very much interested. Thanks!

  • ric

    how much goretex? full treatment thanks

  • erwin

    how much is the whole fee of the Goretex implant? including gen. anesthesia.. thanks.. :)

    • Enhancements Cosmetic Surgery

      You may contact us regarding price inquiries trough:

      phone:+63 (02) 842 5173
      cellphone:+63 920 913 0195

      Thanks and good luck!

  • Anjo Francis

    How much is rhinoplasty using goretex?