Dual-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implants for lip, nasolabial groove, and melolabial groove augmentation

D. J. Verret, J. L. Leach, J. Gilmore

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcomes with the use of a dual-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant for midfacial rejuvenation. Design: An institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who underwent implantation with the dual-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant between 2001 and 2005. Results: A total of 170 patients, with 612 implants, were evaluated. Only 8 patients had minor complications, 3 of which necessitated implant removal. The overall results of independent observer analysis of outcomes were favorable in the majority of cases. Conclusion: The dual-porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant is safe and reliable to use for midfacial implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-425
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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