Nose Prosthesis

The nose is a difficult area to disguise due to it’s lack of natural lines of dissemination. A prosthesis can be either fitted to spectacle frames or attached to osseo-intergrated titanium based anchors. The spectacle mounted nose prothesis is made of hard acrylic with a silicone skin. The bone anchored nose prosthesis is made of silicone elastomer which is both intrinsically and extrinsically tinted.

The hard acrylic nose is cheaper and more durable but does not have the obvious advantage of a osseo-intergrated nose which is the glasses can be removed separately. As with all camouflage prosthetics, it is always a compromise.

Untreated

Nose-piece adhered

Untreated, framework in place

Osseo-intergrated prosthesis

Untreated

Spectacle prosthesis in place

CARE GUIDELINES:

This appliance is specially made to fit you exactly. Any pain when wearing or exudates from the Titanium solo frame should be dealt with post haste, as prompt action can often help in avoiding further problems.

The Prosthesis is made in a specific way and does NOT lend itself to home repairs. Any damage should be repaired before further wear. Failure to do so can utter the prosthesis irreparable.

GENERAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:

The three tools required are: a long shafted swab stick (non sterile,) Ethanol and a soft brush, i.e.: “N.A.M. series 10” which can be purchased from any Arts Supplier.

Wash the NOSE prosthesis in 90% ethanol 10% water, using the brush to make sure no foreign matter stays attached to the NOSE. This should be done every 24 hours.

Before washing the NOSE, smell it. If it has an unpleasant odour, wash twice a day and if the odour persists, please ring this clinic.

The bar work and skin around the abutments should be healthy and free of scabs. In the event of pain or discharge, ring your plastic surgeon immediately as prompt action will work in your favour.

DO NOT hesitate to ring me at any time as I consider this to be a very important part of your prosthetic service.