Facial Plast Surg 2016 Oct 28;32(5):520-31. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Allogenic implants are an effective alternative to autologous grafts in the reconstruction of facial defects. These implants are used to reconstruct a variety of bony and soft-tissue defects, including the frontal and temporal regions; internal orbit; infraorbital rim; malar, paranasal, and nasal regions; mandible; and chin. In comparison to their autologous counterparts, alloplastic materials are more readily available, lack donor-site morbidity, decrease surgical time and cost, and still have relatively good postoperative tissue tolerance. Read More