Be careful when selecting new and experimental materials for your nose surgery!
Synthetic materials commonly used for rhinoplasty surgeries include silicone implant, Gore-Tex implant, Medpor, PDS plate and PCL mesh.
However, JW Clinic’s Dr ManKoon Suh – President of the Korean Academic Association of Rhinoplasty Surgeons – recommends patients to be careful when agreeing to the use of PCL Mesh for their nose surgery.
There are several reasons why you should be careful of using it.
1.Fibrosis cannot maintain the new position of the nose tip
The current buzz surrounding PCL Mesh is similar to that of Medpor, which is now not recommend for nose-tip surgery on Asian patients because of serious side effects, including skin redness and potential extrusion through the skin.
PCL, or ‘Polycaprolactone’, is a hydrophobic, semi-crystalline polymer with a good ﬂexibility. It is an absorbable mesh which is easy to manipulate and has a slow degrada…