Recent advances in biomaterial engineering have created potential applications in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Many of these technologies may replace the current practice of autologous tissue transfer and eliminate the potential for donor site morbidity. Additional studies to evaluate the comparative esthetics and long-term stability of these materials are needed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|