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ADVANTA LIP / DERMAL IMPLANTS
 

 

Advanta implants are a type of Gore-Tex (Teflon) material, with the upside that it is permanent and the downside that the edge of it may show in certain facial expressions. Advanta implants are made with ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene); which is a porous material and allows for tissue in-growth. These implants are made by Atrium Medical, and are unlike other ePTFE implants which are hollow, the Advanta is not tubular. Advanta is FDA Approved for use.

 

 

                                                    Advanta Dermal Implants

                                                  Advanta Dermal Implant

 

 

Advanta facial implants are used to fill deep wrinkles or folds, or to enhance, augment or repair soft tissues of the facial area such as the lips. Advanta comes in sizes ranging from 1.8mm to 5mm in diameter – and also is available in round or oval strands.

 

 

 

Advanta like Gore-Tex or SoftForm is a more invasive procedure than getting an injectable filler, so the surgical and the recovery time is longer. A small incision is made in the corner of the mouth for lip augmentation. Then a tunnel or a space is created for the implant. These very soft implants which are easily threaded into the lips, corner to corner, by a metal trocar under local anesthesia. External sutures are needed to close the small incision in the corners of the mouth. The sutures normally stay in for a period of 5 to 7 days. The procedure takes from 30 to 45 minutes to perform and requires a local or a regional anesthetic – with or without sedation. Some swelling, bruising, and some mild discomfort will occur for up to 1 week.


 

 

 

ADVANTAGES:

  • The advantages of Advanta are that they provide a permanent result, and do not require any allergy testing.

  • Advanta is a third generation material in this class and is the first artificial lip enhancement implant that has less than a 10% extrusion rate.

 

DISADVANTAGES:

  • The disadvantages are that some patients can feel Advanta implants under the skin.

  • Advanta implants are susceptible to infection or extrusion through the skin.

  • Surgery is required and hence recovery will be longer than getting an injectable filler.

 

 

 

 

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