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Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;39(4):359-76. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2012.07.007.

Applications of biomaterials in plastic surgery.

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Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California, School of medicine, Irvine, 200 South Manchester, Suite 650, Orange, CA 92868, USA.

Abstract

The expansion of the application of biomaterials in plastic surgery has led to the increased availability of commercial products in recent years. This overview discusses soft tissue fillers, bioengineered skins, acellular dermal matrices, biomaterials for craniofacial surgery, and peripheral nerve repair. We summarize indications, properties, uses, types, advantages and disadvantages of some of the currently available products from each category. Finally, the current state of development in drug delivery system is also briefly summarized.

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23036287
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2012.07.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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