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Re: Once and for all which is better--ear, rib, implant or Alloderm....

Re: Once and for all which is better--ear, rib, implant or Alloderm....

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Posted by Tina on November 05, 2000 at 10:54:58:

In Reply to: Re: Once and for all which is better--ear, rib, implant or Alloderm.... posted by Elvira on November 04, 2000 at 11:45:03:


Hi,

It has been suggested to my that I have an alloderm or cartiledge implant to support my lower lids when I go for reconstructive surgery in a few months time. I was going to have the alloderm but I am not so sure now after reading about it and how long it may last. DFoes anyone have any information regarding alloderm as scaffolding for lower lids where there is retraction. I need a mid -face lift as well to help hold everything up, as so much tissue and skin was taken from my eyes.

Tina.

: : Hey i need to know the pros and cons for each of this stuff. Has any one ever had good results with one of these for revisions?
: : Ear cartilage:(some/most can be reabsorbed by body) but it is your own tissue so it won't be rejected.
: Alloderm: (possible infection?/builds up small areas) Rib: (potential warp factor, plus you will have donor site wound/scar).
: Implant: (foreign object - infection rate?/difficult to remove once person's own tissue surrounds implant).





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