For the majority of ethnic patients seeking cosmetic surgery, it’s about enhancing their features rather than changing their identity, says Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson. Before...Continue Reading
Custom Body Implant Surgery
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About The Procedure
Customising implants is a means whereby a deformity of the limbs or trunk can be repaired by using a solid silicone implant. These solid silicone implants do not break or leak, unlike breast implants. Dr Hodgkinson has been using these specialised implants for over 30 years.
The process is that a "moulage" or model of the patient's defect is produced which perfectly replicates their body, then the model is sent to a specialised company in the United States and a customised implant is designed and produced specifically for the patient. That product can then be inserted through a small incision to re-create the symmetry of the body.
Dr Hodgkinson has especially used this technique for chest wall implants, particularly to address Poland's Syndrome, ruptures of the deltoid, biceps, triceps, gluteal and calf muscles. An excellent example of a rare case, where Dr Hodgkinson used two implants, one for the biceps and one for the triceps is shown in the images below.