Orbital Prosthesis/Prosthetic Orbital Restoration
Our design sessions are comfortable for the patient and productive for the facial anaplastologist because our specialized environment is quiet, relaxed and conducive to the unique creative technical process. Some visit us from the other side of the world for the process and results we offer.
Osseointegration surgery has become an excellent option to retain orbital prostheses. The implant-retained orbital prosthesis is appropriate for many patients of all ages.
MAP anaplastologists have innovated several techniques for select orbital exenteration cases. One features special low durometer (very soft) silicone and paired magnets to achieve a safe secure fit for adhesive-free retention. A case series of our soft 2-piece anatomically-retained orbital prosthesis design was presented to the American Anaplastology Association in 1997.
Mechanically-retained orbital or upper facial prosthesis:
Sometimes we can attach the prosthesis to the client's obturator (dental device to plug hole in roof of mouth). This is a more complex type of prosthesis to design and build, but it makes life with a facial prosthesis much easier for our clients because adhesive is not necessary. This larger type orbital prosthesis is designed extra thin, lightweight and flexible to comply with tissue mobility.
Eyeglasses and hairstyle enhance the overall aesthetic result, as seen below under varied lighting conditions.
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