How common are problems with implants used in rhinoplasty? How often does extrusion or implant shifting occur?
Statistics range from 3 to as high as 15-20 %. It may depend on where the implant is placed in the nose and what type it is (tip implants extrude much more then dorsal implants). While FDA approved and safe the use of a synthetic implant is a choice that each patient needs to make with the understanding that there are some advantages of shape and ease of access with them but also a higher risk of extrusion.