Reconstruction of bone defects in midfacial areas like the maxilla, zygoma, nasal bone, and orbit, especially in injuries that result in partial loss of some of these bones is a difficult task and doesn’t usually yield durable, desirable results for the patients when conventional methods like miniplates, reconstruction mesh or bone graft are used.
In addition to facilitating the surgical procedure, using patient-specific implants that are designed by mirroring the healthy side and precisely fit against the defect area will yield better results for the patients regarding both their appearance and restoration of their face’s harmony and natural contour. Some of the advantages of using this type of implants compared to traditional reconstruction methods include:
- Restoration of facial asymmetry
- Ultralight and almost unnoticeable by the patient
- Integration into the surrounding bones and being undetectable from the appearance
- Easy implant placement resulting in risk reduction and operation time
- Durability, strength, and biocompatibility
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Regardless of the initial problem which can be an accident or tumor, reconstruction of this area (containing graphic surgical content) is considered a challenge in facial reconstruction surgeries because of its complexity. Due to the possibility of designing patient-specific implants through mirroring based on the face’s healthy side, the possibility of restoring the pre-injury appearance increases.