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OR Snapshots – ePTFE Premaxillary-Paranasal Implant

  Increasing the projection of the central midface at the base of the nose and upper lip involves augmenting the bony perimeter of the pyriform aperture. This anterior bony opening in the maxilla leads into the nose. At its more narrow end superiorly are the nasal bones. At its larger lower end the bone curves Read More…

Case Study – Custom Paranasal Implant

  Background: Flatness in the midface occurs primarily due to natural development and occurs in certain ethnicities. The Asian face is well known to be broader with less anterior projection and it is most manifest in the appearance of the nose and the underlying maxillary support. But loss of maxillary support can also occur from Read More…

New Paranasal Implant Design for Midface Augmentation

  Of all the commercially available facial implants, one of the most obscure and least commonly used is that of the paranasal implant. Augmenting the base of the nose is historically associated with rhinoplasty surgery in an effort to add overall projection to the base of the nose. It was initially seen as a nose Read More…

Facial Implants for Correction of Midface Deficiency

Implants are very useful for producing three-dimensional facial changes. By extending the outer boundaries of bony prominences, the proportions and shape of the face can be changed dramatically. Implants essentially camouflage facial bony deficiencies or enhance a normal prominence. Traditional and well known facial implants are that of the chin, cheeks, or  nose. Jaw angle Read More…

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