Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 637–640 | Cite as

Delayed-Onset Edematous Foreign Body Granulomas 40 Years After Augmentation Rhinoplasty by Silicone Implant Combined with Liquid Silicone Injection

  • Hao-Chun Hu
  • Hsu-Wei Fang
  • Yu-Hsun ChiuEmail author
Case Report Rhinoplasty


Despite the widespread application of augmentation rhinoplasty in Asia, reports on the interaction between alloplastic implants and injectable filler are scarce. This paper reports on a patient with delayed-onset edematous foreign body granuloma that had been caused by augmentation rhinoplasty performed using a silicone implant in conjunction with a liquid silicone injection 40 years earlier. This is the longest reported duration between initial rhinoplasty and the exacerbation of foreign body granuloma. This case report also presents intraoperative findings pertaining to the interlocking structures between silicone implants and injected liquid silicone.

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Rhinoplasty Silicone elastomer Liquid silicone Reoperation Foreign body granuloma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyCheng Hsin General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical MedicineNational Yang-Ming UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  4. 4.Institute of Biomedical Engineering and NanomedicineNational Health Research InstitutesMiaoliTaiwan, R.O.C.
  5. 5.Department of OtolaryngologyNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  6. 6.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.

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