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Surgical Placement of Preformed ePTFE Paranasal-Nasolabial Implants

A concave central midface that lacks projection creates a less than desirable appearance that can give the face a more aged appearance. Flatter midfaces are almost always associated with deeper nasolabial fold area or a premature development of them. Paranasal implants are a proven method to augment the natural concave bony areas around the pyriform Read More…

Risk Considerations of Medpor Jaw Angle Implant Removals

Facial implants are made from different materials, whether they are standard or custom made. The three most common materials are solid silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene (Medpor) and solid ePTFE or ePTFE coated silicone implants. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, and despite claims by some surgeons, there is no one material that is absolutely superior to Read More…

Techical Strategies – The Perforated ePTFE Paranasal-Maxillary Midface Implant

Paranasal augmentation has been done using various techniques for differing anatomic reasons. By history paranasal augmentation meant the placement of a bony implant for a skeletally deficient midface often done in conjunction with rhinoplasty typically in Asian patient with flatter midface profiles. Since the introduction of injectable fillers and with increasing use of fat injections, Read More…

OR Snapshots – ePTFE Orbital Rim Implant for Undereye Hollowing

The treatment of undereye hollows is most commonly done by injection techniques. Using synthetic fillers and autologous fat, adding volume to the deficient infraorbital rim by injection offer an immediate voluminizing effect in a non-surgical manner. When effective these injections are very treatments even if their volume effects are not maintained long-term. But the infraorbital Read More…

Using Standard Implants for an Infraorbital-Malar Augmentation Effect

Augmentation of the undereye area has become popularized because of the convenience of injectable treatments. For those affected by undereye hollowing and volume deficiency the use of injectable fillers can provide an immediate and profound improvement. But of all the areas of the face to inject the undereye or infraorbital rim area is the most Read More…

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