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Facial Implants

  • Elie M. FerneiniEmail author
  • LisaMarie Di Pasquale
  • Maurice Mommaerts
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Abstract

Alloplastic facial implants are indicated for congenital and developmental asymmetry, iatrogenic defects after orthognathic surgery, long-face high-angle orthognathic deformities, and persons seeking beautification of particular facial area. Usually porous polyethylene or hydroxyapatite granulate implants are artistically shaped for each individual’s aesthetics. The use of three-dimensional design software and titanium three-dimensional prints to more accurately conform to anatomical and esthetical requirements is described, with emphasis on avoidance of complications. Dehiscence and dissatisfaction with the achieved volume are the main complications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elie M. Ferneini
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • LisaMarie Di Pasquale
    • 3
  • Maurice Mommaerts
    • 4
  1. 1.Beau Visage Med Spa, Greater Waterbury OMSCheshireUSA
  2. 2.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySchool of Dental Medicine, University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  4. 4.University Hospitals Brussels, VUB, European Face CentreBrusselsBelgium

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