Implants for facial wasting
Nov 8, 2004
What do you know about the effectiveness and cost of Advanta/Gore-tex or Silskin implants to address facial lipoatrophy?
Response from Dr. Henry
There is not much published on those modalities for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy. The cost for most of those types of procedures runs around $4,000 US + travel expenses and long term data is generally lacking.
SilSkin is a form of silicone. Some information can be found at www.facialwasting.org, www.orentreich.com, www.bioalcamid.com, www.artesmedical.com or by e-mail at email@example.com.
There is also a discussion group you can join at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are some possible sources of, at least, anecdotal information, which tends to be more up to date than published literature. Hope that helps some. The topic is very frustrating! KH
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