Treatment of Infected Facial Implants

Kriti Mohan, Joshua A. Cox, Ryan M. Dickey, Paula Gravina, Anthony Echo, Shayan A. Izaddoost, Anh H. Nguyen

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Alloplastic facial implants have a wide range of uses to achieve the appropriate facial contour. A variety of materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics and synthetic injectable fillers are available to the reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. Besides choosing the right surgical technique and the adequate material, the surgeon must be prepared to treat complications. Infection is an uncommon but serious complication that can cause displeasing consequences for the patient. There are few references in literature regarding treatment and management of facial implant-related infections. This study aims to discuss the role of biofilm in predisposing alloplastic materials to infection, to provide a review of literature, to describe our own institutional experience, and to define a patient care pathway for facial implant-associated infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • Medpor
  • alloplast
  • biofilm
  • facial implant infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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