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Commentary
April 1999

Nasal Augmentation Using Gore-TexA 10-Year Experience

Author Affiliations

Louisiana State University
Medical Center
School of Medicine
1501 Kings Hwy
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
(e-mail: FStuck@LSUMC.edu)

 

Louisiana State University
 Medical Center
 School of Medicine
 1501 Kings Hwy
 PO Box 33932
 Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
 (e-mail: FStuck@LSUMC.edu)


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 1999;1(2):122. doi:10.1001/archfaci.1.2.122

THE FOLLOW-UP article by Godin and colleagues1 has answered several of the questions posed in my editorial footnote of their original study2 conducted in October 1995. A skeptical view of their preliminary study of using this alloplastic implant material seemed prudent and appropriate at the time. However, their current study1 indicates that the number of cases has more than doubled that of the original review, with an increasing number representing revisional surgery. The complication rate for augmentation in primary cases is a very acceptable 1.2% and an equally acceptable 3.2% in revisional surgery. Had the authors' contraindication for use of this material in patients with septal perforations been heeded, then the complication rates for secondary cases would be amazingly low.

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