Mentor Worldwide has recently announced an all new nasal plate, PDS™ Flexible Plate that is a nasal implant that helps aid cartilage during re-constructive nasal surgical procedures. These new nasal implants have been used on procedures like rhinoplasty and septoplasty and have showed positive results in a variety of ways.

According to PlasticSurgeryPractice.com:

“The PDS™ Flexible Plate is a biodegradable polydioxanone surgical material that can act as a scaffold for the assembly of the
cartilage pieces and support newly reconstructed cartilage during the critical healing period following surgery. It can also reduce the need for secondary cartilage donor site surgery.”

After a series of clinical research studies patients showed zero signs of complications while producing very low surgical revision rates. Mentor claims that a great deal of cartilage can sometimes be lost during a rhinoplasty or septoplasty surgical procedure and this is an option to save some of that cartilage and be able to continue using it throughout the procedure.

“For patients who have undergone multiple nasal surgeries risk graft depletion, PDS Flexible Plate offers a highly versatile, reliable way of making maximal use of many cartilage fragments otherwise discarded, and may reduce the need for secondary cartilage donor site surgery.”