- Sep 15, 2021
"- Which materials other than PEEK do you consider good for implants? "
There is a variety of FDA (in the USA) approved materials that are class II or long-term implantables.
Any of these materials could work for your doctor. The problem is not the material but making the implants themselves. Also, most doctors haven't used these materials. They are just not used to using them - that's all.
Only a few companies in the world can make good implants, but they do not work with you necessarily.
Some doctors use PMMA (bone cement), Silicone, Peek, Medpor, or Polyethylene (UHMWPE). There are other materials available, though.
I went with Polyethylene (UHMWPE), the same material you've probably seen on a knee, shoulder, or hip replacements.
"- By planning, you mean taking into account downtime after surgery."
No. I do not mean the post-op scenarios. I mean the pre-op planning.
You see, you mentioned that you don't like Augusto Pary's cheek implants, but that is wrong. An aesthetic implant is what YOU want, not what the doctor wants only. Also, you'd have to be smart and understand that NO DOCTOR in the universe has complete control over your aesthetic outcome.
Planning is everything, unfortunately, it is very expensive for most doctors to devote all of their time and efforts to you alone. Also, most surgeons don't know what good looks are.
Makes complete sense to me, thanks for explaining!