Should you go for a Gore-Tex nose job? When American entrepreneur Bob Gore created Expanded Polytetrafluoroetylene, or ‘ePTFE’ for short, in the 1960s, it proved revolutionary for all sorts of reasons. The material – Gore-Tex – is perhaps most famous for being used in outdoor jackets and trousers, thanks to properties that make it both waterproof and breathable. And as well featuring in everything from guitar strings to cables used on the Mars Rover, it’s also a key material in countless medical implants worldwide. Yet when it comes to Gore-Tex implants for rhinoplasty, it’s fair to say that surgeons
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