Malar, Submalar, and Midfacial Implants
31 December 2000 (online)
A resurgence of malar augmentation using alloplastic implants can be attributed to the safety, simplicity of technique, and reliable good results of these implants. As the more sculpted face becomes a common aesthetic goal, malar augmentation plays an increased role in facial plastic surgery practices. It provides a natural, ``unoperated'' look that is preferred by most patients today. The history of our current aesthetic and how new alloplasts have contributed is reviewed. The development of simpler techniques of malar analysis will also be reviewed. An indepth look at aesthetic analysis, implant choice, surgical approach, postoperative results, and possible complications will provide a thorough review of current malar implantation.
cheek - alloplast - facial analysis - implant - polytetrafluoroethylene - PTFE - HDPE - Gore-Tex - Medpor - Silastic - Proplast - Frankfurt horizontal - surgical complications