Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Enhancements of Medical Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

By Debrah Langston

The primary purpose of implants is to replace a natural structure, such as a bone, that is either missing or damaged. Being artificial, they must be distinguished from transplants, which consist of natural human tissue. Some people have implants done, not for health, but for esthetic reasons.

Another successful implantation story is about something that is called a pectus excuvatum designed to correct a deformity in the chest wall caused by some missing pectoral muscle (a condition known as "Poland syndrome:" The results thrilled the patient.

In recent times, changes in the way custom implants are made have resulted in them being of safer and higher quality. Many persons- notably soldiers who have been badly disfigured as a result of battle injuries- can benefit greatly from these advances.

Skin and bones are not the only body tissues that can be reproduced through computer design. Tissue... Electronic cochlear implants are also being used. And in the field of dentistry, titanium implants anchoring directly into the jawbone have been developed as replacements for missing teeth.

These prosthetic devices are more stable than earlier ones; they do not break out or fall out very easily (titanium cannot be removed from bone after healing). And porous tissue scaffolds (artificial structures used to house cells as they form) make it easier for the cells to breathe. These advancements make custom implants much safer.

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