Thanks for your question. I don't think there is any relationship of the nasal implant to the itching and discharge of your eyes. It sounds as if the ducts or tubes that drain tears are swollen or blocked by a slight infection or allergy to something that got into your eyes. Simple eye drops or a more complex procedure to unclog the tubes may be necessary. Often an antihistamine pills or prescription may be necessary. '
There may be some silica may be a cause of the blockage or allergy since silica is a sand. If over the counter liquid tears or eyedrops and an antihistamine do not work for you in the next day or two, then I advise that you see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist). Best of luck.
thank you for your answer!
actually my eyes are not itch but the area between my eyes and nose itches. but yes, my eyes had discharges. i remember i have had this same symptom a few times before, but i can't remember they were happened before nasal surgery or after. every time this symptom gone after 1 night or two without any treatment. do you still think i should contact my surgeon? or i just get my eyes checked?
also if it is related to nasal surgery, do i need to have implant removed?
another question, do you think the silica will slowly dissolve as it is a sand? if so, does this mean the implant will reduce the size with the time and at the end it will go very small so the nose will get back to it used be? should people change old implant with new one after 10 years? Thanks!
thank you so much for your reply!
my symptoms last 2 night then gone just as same as before. but i have make appointment with an eye specialist next month. just wondering if my eyes have not got big problem, and an eye specialist can't see the direct relationship between symptoms and implant, should i still see my surgeon?
Also, this is 3rd time i have had my nose job done. in previous 2 times, because the outcomes were not good so the implant were removed after 2 months each time.this time, the result still was not very good, my nose became a bit distort ( not straight), but considering this was 3rd time, i just kept it until now. Can you please tell me how many time a person can undertake for a nose job? what will be the consequencies if i have it done again?
In your last reply you mentioned tissue scar. I've got a question related to it need your advice.
As I said before I have had 2 nasal surgeries in 2002 and 2005. Both of them were failed as the outcomes just not match my face but none of them resulted in distorted nose like this time even they made my nose higher than this time. This time's surgery was taken in Nov. 2009, my surgeon explained the distorted outcome was caused by thin implant-he cut the implant very thin (1.5mm-2mm) and my nose naturally is slightly distorted. Therefore, it is very possible I'd take the nasal surgery again. My question is when I'd take the surgery which is more likely to have better result in regards XXXXX XXXXX condition and changes of tissue scar.
Can you please advise me which way could result in better outcome? I'd rather to have your opinion first then discuss with my surgeon in my country later on.
I understand you said the implant can stay in body for long time. Normally without problem, don't need to change it. I heard one plastic surgeon in the hospital said it is better to change to new implant after 10 years as the material will get ageing. Do you agree that? Thanks a lot!
thank you very much for prompt your answer!
you said that after 6 month of removal implant, i will be able to see the result of all surgeries i have done. i agree with that. but i am sure my nose is too flat for my face as a fact. i will definitely need to have another go. if this is the case, do you still believe i'd remove first and wait for 6 months then get it done again? i mean if this way is good for tissue scar recovering which would relate to future surgery's result? otherwise i will be concerning 2 surgeries--one for removing implant another for re-do the nose. you know they cut thru the same entrance every time. that part has been cut and sewed 5 times. ( the previous 2 surgeries were done in different time period). If removal and re-do implant at same time will not affect the result, maybe its good to do that way. Please advise!
i understand what you mean and i think let the area heal is right.
however, in my case, as i listed before, i removed implant in 2002 then waited for 3 years i put a new implant in Sep. 2005, not happy so i had it removed in Oct. 2005 again. after 5 years, in 2010, i undertook another surgery to have a new implant inserted until now. i mean every time i have few years gap, but the result doesnt satisfy me. yes, this time, the surgeon told me what is the possible reason of not having good outcome. therefore, i thought if the area has healed or not will not affect the surgery's outcome, maybe i want to save one samll surgery of removal the implant. so I need to know from your expertise view, if it will help for outcome by having 6 months break period to let the area healed then have another surgery or doesnt matter to remove old implant and have new implant at same time in terms of outcome? thanks!
well, i dont know if without waiting will make any difference, i mean is it more difficult for a surgeon to control the outcome if the surgery will include remove the old implant and place a new one at same time considering the tissue scars and other conditions?
Sorry! last question.
as you know my implant is made of silica. do you know if it will slowly dissolve with the time? if it is the case, then with the time, say 10 years, my nose will slowly flatten down a bit until my originall look or just slightly better than original ?