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Augmentation/Reconstruction Implants, Facial

Definition : Implants designed for augmentation and/or reconstruction of the face. These implants are usually inserted during plastic and/or reconstructive surgery; facial implants are typically precontoured sections of synthetic (typically silicone) or, less frequently, biologic (i.e., autograft, allograft, xenograft) materials that reproduce the desired external shape of the tissue or anatomic part. Dedicated facial augmentation/reconstruction implants are available for the nose, chin, and cheek; they are intended to improve the physical appearance or to correct abnormalities that are congenital or the result of illness or trauma.

Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Maxillofacial" , "Maxillofacial Implants"

UMDC code : 23861

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