Controlled Tissue Integration (C.T.I.)
Expanded PTFE can be configured to provide varying amounts of tissue integration by adjusting the node and fibril micro-structure. PureForm Facial Implants are designed to provide controlled tissue integration (CTI) for the purpose of stabilizing our implants, minimizing foreign body reaction, and scar tissue.
The "Node and Fibril" microstructure seen above is optimized to facilitate soft tissue in-growth while ensuring that the implant can be easily explanted with blunt dissection. CTI design minimizes the formation of a fibrotic capsule, providing a consistent and predictable surgical outcome, as well as a high level of patient satisfaction.
|Ideal Facial Implant Material||ePTFE|
|Extremely Biocompatible - does not elicit a foreign body response.|
|Micro-porous "node and fibril" structure promotes Controlled Tissue Integration (CTI) into the implant surface|
|Predictable tissue in-growth stabilizes the implant preventing migration and extrusion|
|A reduced tissue or foreign body response minimizes seroma and edema, speeding the healing process response as compared to silicone implants|
|Easily explanted with blunt dissection without trauma to surrounding soft tissue|
|Tissue ingrowth minimizes scarring and contracture, providing a lasting superior surgical result|
|Implants may be impregnated with antibiotics|