Temporal hollowing is a common complication of surgical dissection in the temporal region. As it is a serious cosmetic problem, the need for reconstruction is increasing. Advances in medical imaging, computer software, 3-dimensional printing technology, and biochemistry have enabled surgeons to use patient-specific implants for correction of craniofacial deformities. Titanium, polymethylmethacrylate, and polyetheretherketone are representative materials of the alloplastic implant. In this article, the authors report the first case of temporal hollowing augmentation using a polyetheretherketone patient-specific implant.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University Medical Center.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ki Yong Hong, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University Medical Center, Dongguk-ro 27, IlSanDong-gu, GoYang-si, GyeongGi-do, 10326, South Korea; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 26 February, 2019
Accepted 15 April, 2019
The authors report no conflicts of interest.