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Technical Strategies – Antibiotic Wells in Facial Implants

  Infection in any type of facial implant is always a risk. Traditional method of prevention include Iv antibiotics during surgery, pocket and implant antibiotic irrigateons during surgery as well as oral antibiotics after surgery. This approach keeps the risk of infection in facial implants fairly low in the 1% to 2% range on average. Read More…

Techniques in Medpor Facial Implant Removals

  Chin implants are the most common facial bone augmentation procedure. The vast majority are done using silicone materials which makes for easier introduction as well as uncomplicated and expeditious adjustments/removals. But other chin implant materials exist of which the most frequently used is that of porous polyethylene, also known as Medpor. By virtue of Read More…

The Aesthetic Impact of a Custom Total Midface Implant

  The effectiveness of standard facial implants is based on their ability to improve the natural convexities of the facial bones. The bony projections of the chin, jaw angles and cheeks make up the majority of available facial implant types. These three prominences make up the important bony triangle of the face which together make Read More…

Concepts in Paranasal Implants in Aesthetic Facial Augmentation

  Augmentation of the central midface refers to building out the skeletal margins that surround the pyriform aperture. While such augmentation can be done by injectable fillers and fat as well as implants, the most assured outcomes come from placing a permanent material on the bone. Such materials around this area have been given various Read More…

OR Snapshots – The Lateral Orbital Rim Implant

  Augmentation of the bones of the face can be done for a wide variety of aesthetic purposes. This serves as the foundation for the most common sites for implant placement of the chin, cheeks, jaw angles, nose and infraorbital rims. But just because a performed implant does not exist for other facial sites does Read More…

Medpor Facial Implant Removals

  There are two basic biomaterials used today in facial implants. Solid silicone is the most commonly used as it is easier to manufacture, is available in the most diverse number of implant styles and sizes and can be more easily inserted through smaller incisions. Medpor or porous polyethylene is the other material and its Read More…

Paranasal-Premaxillary Implant Design and Intraoperative Fabrication

  While numerous types of implants exist for many areas of the face, the central midface has only ever had one implant style. The well known although infrequently used Peri-Pyriform implant, as the name indicates, provides an augmentation around the base of the nose. This anatomically is known as the pyriform aperture which serves as Read More…

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