Facial Plast Surg 1999 ;15(1):3-12
Division of Otolaryngology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1501 5th Ave., S. Birmingham, AL 35233, USA.
The features of the nose, mentum, and malar complex define a person's profile and give the essence of character to the visage. Whether profile deficiencies are due to congenital, traumatic, or aging factors, facial plastic surgeons are able to meet patients' and their own exacting demands more thoroughly with skeletal implants. Although the search for the perfect implant continues, today's armamentarium of implant materials is vast and, with appropriate selection and attention to technique, facial skeletal implants can be successful in creating change impossible to obtain with soft tissue techniques alone. Read More