Dr. Pontell’s Presentation at the ASAPS Conference in Orlando, FL
Last year, Dr. Jonathan Pontell was asked to present professional data regarding Surgiform, a company that produces high-performing surgical implant products. The presentation was to the Orlando ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), a professional group of about 2,600 plastic surgeons who are devoted to advancing the practice of cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Pontell was selected as to present his findings as he is a highly respected plastic surgeon with extensive experience in plastic surgery and reconstruction, having served as Director or Facial and Reconstructive Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.
The Chinese Plastic Surgery Society
Plastic surgery has become extremely popular in China, with many advanced innovations in surgical technique and products being developed in that country. The Surgiform event in Orlando was co-sponsored by this Chinese professional society. The Chinese Food & Drug Administration has approved several Surgiform products, including:
- ePTFE Block and Sheet in
- Surgiform molded 3D ePTFE facial implants, or “Prettyform” line of implant products
Surgiform products are manufactured at a US FDA medical device facility, with ISO Class 7 and 8 cleanrooms, and with the highest quality, implant-grade materials, all of which meet ISO 10993 for biocompatibility and patient safety. The implant products are FDA-approved, as well as approved in 20 other countries worldwide.
The Story Behind Surgiform
Founded by Dr. Claire Straith after his return from WWI, Surgiform has continued with his pioneering approach to medical science through the development of surgical devices that produce a superior result. Surgiform first began producing and selling Pureform ePTFE facial implants in 2008.
Headquartered in Columbia, SC, all Surgiform products are manufactured in the USA. Prettyform, or “Pureform” products are of superior strength and provide outstanding tissue compatibility, allowing for tissue ingrowth and implant stabilization. Surgiform products offer CTI technology, “controlled tissue integration,” which promotes bonding to soft tissue or tissue integration to prevent encapsulation, providing very consistent and predictable results. With a proven 2.5 faster tissue ingrowth and zero capsule formation in clinical trials, these products provide a superior surgical outcome.
Surgiform Implant Products
Plastic surgeons face the problem that a percentage of patients may develop inflammation or rejection of a surgical implant. With the Surgiform line of implant products, there is no inflammatory response in the connective tissues, with red blood cells and the development of new blood vessels regenerating more quickly than with many earlier products. The Surgiform implant product line includes:
- Curved Asian Nasal Dorsum Implants
- Straight Asian Nasal Dorsum implants
- Chin Implants
- Cheek implants
- Top-Carved Nasal Dorsum implants
Dr. Pontell and Surgiform
Dr. Pontell is a facial plastic surgery specialist who with two certifications, one in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the other in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He focuses his aesthetic practice upon anti-aging, rhinoplasty, facial enhancement, and hair restoration. His experience with the Surgiform line of products made him the ideal choice to present the impressive results achieved with these innovative facial implant products.
Dr. Pontell has extensive experience treating people of all backgrounds, including patients referred to him from throughout Asia and the Pacific for facial reconstruction during his service at Tripler Army Medical Center. His eye for facial balance, and how to achieve a subtle result that appears completely natural has led to a reputation for surgical excellence.