Nose implants may increase infection risk, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed infection rate seen following 662 rhinoplasty procedures performed by three surgeons from 1999 to 2008. Medpor or Gore-Tex implants were used in 151 cases. Nineteen patients developed an infection, and all of the infections occurred in patients who had implants. In all but one of these cases, the implant began protruding through the skin.