Many people think a nose job means inserting of a silicone implant. However, did you know that there is a safer, more natural option than using silicone implants? Autologous Rhinoplasty is peforming rhinoplasty using ONLY material from your own body. That’s right – no artificial foreign material at all for your rhinoplasty!
Many rhinoplasty surgeons now prefer using the autologous method of performing rhinoplasty. This is for good reason. To summarise the difference between two, we can refer to the table below:
|Longevity||Needs replacement every 10 years or thereabouts||Lifetime|
|Risk of rejection||Yes – for as long as implant is present||No|
|Risk of infection||High – for as long as implant is present||Very Low|
|Risk of extrusion||Yes||No|
|Risk of nasal contraction||Yes||No|
|Appearance||More dramatic looking||More natural looking|
|Comfort||Implant may be uncomfortable||Usually feels natural|
|Additional scars||No||Yes – but can be managed postop|
To put it simply, both have their pros and cons. Implants are convenient and easy to use, but you will face constant problems for as long as the implant is in the nose. Many of these are distressing and complicated to manage and can lead to deformity. On the other hand, Autologous rhinoplasty requires more time and effort, but this also means once you “survive” the recovery period, there is essentially little hassle – no maintenance, no worry, for life!