Tissue Reconstructive Materials, Fluid
Definition : Fluid implantable materials designed for mechanical reconstruction and/or improvement of physical appearance. These devices typically consist of either biologic or synthetic fluid materials that are injected into the body. Fluid tissue reconstructive materials are used in plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes and/or for reconstruction of anatomic deformities either of pathologic origin or after trauma; they are also used in other cosmetic procedures (e.g., treatment of wrinkles). Available fluid reconstructive materials include either absorbable biologic fluids, such as injectable collagen and gelatin powder compounds mixed with blood, or more permanent fluids such as synthetic hyaluronic-acid-based products.
UMDC code : 17876