The Park Clinic is planning to be open on Friday, September 18th. We currently do not have power and are unable to confirm appointments. Please be advised there will be no No-Show penalty for patients unable to make it to their appointment. We will be available for all patients who need us. If you had an appointment scheduled with us this week and it was cancelled due to Hurricane Sally, we will be in contact with you as soon as we can. It may be early next week, but we will get those appointments rescheduled. We hope that all of our patients stayed safe during the storm. Should you have an emergency please dial 911.

Implants Mobile

Implants Mobile

Implants are used in a multitude of applications to correct volume deficits. The most common implants in plastic surgery are breast implants and are discussed here (link)

Other implants have specific use. Most are made of Silicone or Goretex® and have many different formulations and costs and can be ordered in standard shapes or can be custom molded based on a template or radiographic imaging to fill in defects. Medpor® is a porous, high density polyethylene which allows in-growth of structural and vascular tissue which stabilizes and protects the implant. Alloderm®, an example of an acellular cadaveric dermal graft can be implanted for augmentation, correction of soft tissue deficits, or structural reconstruction.

Frequent uses for acellular dermis include lip augmentation where it is inserted under lip mucosa, filling in areas of atrophy or depression, and correction of surgical scar depressions. Acellullar dermis acts as a matrix and is ultimately vascularized, infiltrated, and incorporated by nearby cells. Infection, migration, and extrusion are not a significant problem with acellular dermis, as opposed to permanent implants.