Guidelines for the Design and Manufacture of 3D Custom Facial and Skull Implants

  The use of 3D CT scanning and sophisticated imaging manipulation software has now made it possible to design specific implants for the face and skull for aesthetic augmentation/contouring and reconstructive purposes. This helps fill a growing need for patients who aesthetic and reconstructive requirements exceed what standard off-the-shelf implants can provide. The creation of…Read More…

3D PEKK Implants For Complex Craniofacial Reconstructions

  The concept of 3D printing of human replacement parts has been all over the medical and scientific news over the past few years. While each news release seems like it is revolutionary and new, most are the natural evolution of the refinement of 3D CT scanning and the ability to manufacture custom replacement parts…Read More…

Five Things You May Not Know About Custom Facial Implants

  The use of facial implants dates back to over fifty years ago when the first chin augmentation was done. With the expansion of facial implant styles and sizes over the years, there are many options today for nose, cheek, chin and jaw angle implants as the standard facial areas treated. In addition to these…Read More…

Case Study – Custom Temporal Implants for Head Widening

  Background: The head has a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Like the face, there are  certain head shapes that are more pleasing than others. While one knows intuitively whether they like their head shape or not, there are certain measurements of height and width of the head that can help classify its beauty…Read More…

Case Study: Custom Vertical Lengthening Jawline Implant

  Background: One of the original facial implants ever made was for a short chin. Chin implants are the oldest facial implant used and can do a job of lengthening a wide variety of horizontal chin/jaw deficiences. Other jaw deficiences in the angle area on the back end of the jaw can also be augmented…Read More…

Plastic Surgery Wisdom: 3D Custom Facial Implants

  Facial implants are an invaluable aid in aesthetic facial rejuvenation and structural changes as well as less frequently in facial reconstruction. Facial implants are most commonly perceived as preformed implants of various styles and sizes to augment areas like the cheeks, chin, jaw angles and nose. (off-the-shelf implants) Less commonly, blocks or sheets of…Read More…

Computer-Designed Custom Facial Implants for Aesthetic Enhancement

  Synthetic implants play a valuable role in the treatment of both aesthetic and reconstructive facial problems. While there are a large variety of preformed off-the-shelf facial implants which can be placed in their initial shape or modified during surgery, some patient’s bone and soft tissue volume deficiences are not ideally treated in this manner….Read More…

The Role of Custom Facial Implants in Aesthetic Facial Surgery

  Implants provide a wide array of options for facial augmentation. While initially only a chin implant was available forty years ago, today there are over fifty different styles and shapes that are available in more than one material composition. From the chin to the forehead, the options for bony enhancement now cover such obscure…Read More…

Semi-Custom Facial Implants From 3-D Models

The use of implants makes it possible for many cosmetic facial procedures to be done. The mere existence of some of these implants has created new possibilities for facial augmentation. A wide variety of preformed implants of differing materials are available which allows the plastic surgeon to enhance structures as diverse as the temporal regions…Read More…

Custom Facial Implant Design And Fabrication From 3-D Facial Models

Synthetic implants are commonly used for augmentation of numerous facial bone sites for cosmetic augmentation or reconstruction of defects and asymmetries. Facial implants are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes for such areas as the cheek, orbit, chin and jaw angle, to name the most common. Most of these implants are composed…Read More…