Space Age of Noselift Surgery
The “artificial look” with a great number of cases of material rejection and other complications common among silicone nose implant is a thing of the past. Welcome to the space age technology… welcome GORE-TEX Rhinoplasty.
Crafting an ideal nasal profile aims to enhance the patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence by creating a natural-looking nose in harmony with the rest of the facial features without the worry of nasal contraction, material rejection and change of lifestyle.
GORE-TEX implant provides all these. It is one of the recent advances in nasal augmentation, which was discovered in 1958. With its non-biodegradable properties, in 1975, FDA approved the expanded use of this material as a replacement for human tissue. It is use to replace portions of arteries because of its strength, biocompatibility and ability to carry blood at arterial pressure without leaking.
Its usage has further expanded. Nowadays, it is commonly used in facial surgery especially in augmenting the flat nose. Oftentimes many nasal surgery masters judge it as the best implant. Its soft consistency allows it to blend well to the contours of the nose thus providing a natural-looking noselift as if one is born with it. More important, it is safe with nil case of rejection. The patient usually resumes its normal activities without any worry of the implant as this maintains the flexibility of the nose. Once, healed, few months after the operation, the patient can still engage in contact sports such as volleyball, scuba diving, and the likes. Aside from that, the patient doesn’t have to worry of heat exposure since GORE-TEX implant can stand a wide range of temperature.
The nose, which has articulations in the lower and upper lateral cartilages, is a dynamic structure, which conforms to the force exerted pressure up to certain point. Because of this, operated nose suffers from daily trauma due to friction created by a hard implant like silicone that eventually result to material rejection. Nothing of this occurs with GORE-TEX.
With over 700,000 clinical uses, there are no confirmed cases of material rejection with GORE-TEX implant. The material’s softness assures patient comfort. Its suppleness makes it easy for the surgeon to work with it even in difficult reconstructions. These “soft tissue patches” as they are usually called provide the necessary strength, flexibility and thickness for the most demanding surgical repairs. The structure of the material does not fray allowing the surgeon to sew the patch more easily. Moreover, its pores sizes ranging from 0.5 to 30 microns allows tissues to penetrate and grow within the implant treating it as something not foreign to our bodies. Unlike with silicone implant wherein tissues simply encapsulate around it, GORE-TEX has the ability to incorporate into the surrounding tissue thus eliminating material rejection and other complications.
With his strong conviction on the safe and sound pursuit of beauty, Dr. Levi Lansangan of Dr. Shimmian Aesthetic Center felt that over a decade of expertise had to further advance. He flew to Korea, a place known for the most advance technology in rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. There, he underwent years of intensive hands-on training with Asia’s best rhinoplasty surgeons. In Korea, GORE-TEX was just one of the best implants that he used for nasal augmentation. Others included costal cartilage implant, rib cartilage harvest, and donor cartilage to name a few.
Dr. Lansangan’s first introduction of GORE-TEX noselift in December 2004 brought excitement to the Korean communities in the Philippines. Ninety percent of his patients are satisfied Koreans who could do nothing but appreciate the beauty that it has done to them. Gradually it started to gain popularity among Filipinos from the upper social strata where safety is as important as beauty. Through his efforts and dedication, a worry-free, rejection-free, natural looking GORE-TEX noselift is now available in our country.
Now equipped with 15 years of expertise in crafting the ideal nasal profile, as an advocate of safe worry-free noselift surgery, Dr. Lansangan and Dr. Shimmian Aesthetic Center in coordination with Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinics in Korea also conduct lectures and hands-on training on advanced rhinoplasty for medical pracititioners here and abroad.