What is Earfold Implantable Clip System?
Earfold Implantable Clip System is a C-shaped otoplasty device that is made of nickel and titanium alloy and coated with 24-carat gold to be less visible under the skin. This nickel-titanium alloy is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) with the ability to retain its original pre-set shape after it is inserted into the ear cartilage. This device is used to correct the shape of the ears, making them look less prominent. While otoplasty typically involves invasive surgery, Earfold Implantable Clip System is inserted via minimally-invasive procedure to correct the shape of ears in both children and adults.
Where can I buy this medical device?
Purchase Earfold via our website at MedicaDepot.com or place your order by phone, fax, or email. We ship to most countries and territories using trackable courier services. If you are a cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist, other type of doctor, licensed medical practitioner, hospital, or clinic, you can order Earfold and other ophthalmic solutions easily from our website. Simply make an account and you can start ordering today.
What comes with this product?
Each box of Earfold Implantable Clip System is packaged with 1 Earfold implant, 1 Earfold introducer, 1 Earfold positioner set, a product leaflet, and traceability labels.
What are the benefits of this medical device?
- This medical device is certified genuine, and is a product Allergan, the makers of Botox.
- It is made of medical-grade nitinol (nickel-titanium alloy), trusted for its safety in medical devices.
- It is also gold-plated to be almost undetectable under the skin.
- Earfold Implantable Clip System is inserted into the ear cartilage via minimally-invasive procedure that offers an alternative to traditional otoplasty and pinnaplasty.
- This procedure takes only 20 minutes for permanent results.
How does Earfold Implantable Clip System work?
This medical device is made of a nickel and titanium alloy called nitinol, which is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). This special metal is pre-shaped, and once implanted in the ear, retains its pre-set shape to adjust the ear position. As the metal device grips and folds the cartilage, it creates an anti-helical fold to reduce ear prominence, positioning the ear at a smaller angle to the head. The Earfold system also comes with a Pre-Fold positioner which allows the doctor and patient to preview the new ear position before the procedure.
What are the materials in Earfold Implantable Clip System?
This otoplasty device is made of nitinol, which is a combination of nickel and titanium alloy. The alloy is a Shape Memory Alloy that has the ability to retain its pre-set shape once it is inserted under the skin. The device is gold-plated to reduce visibility under the skin. Most importantly, this implant has been tested to have an excellent safety profile to reduce the risk of adverse reactions. In fact, this material has been used in various medical equipment like heart stents due to its superior tissue-friendly property. This C-shaped device is extremely thin (0.15mm thick x 5mm width x 15mm length, weighing 0.068g) and goes undetected once placed in the ear.
What is the difference between Earfold Implantable Clip System and other otoplasty solutions?
Most otoplasty devices only work on young children whose cartilage is still soft enough to shape. Earfold Implantable Clip System, in contrast, works on children as young as 7 years old and on adults. The minimally-invasive procedure offers an alternative to traditional otoplasty surgery for older children and adults.
How to administer Earfold
Prior to commencing the procedure, clean the area as per the usual aseptic standards. Next, determine the desired ear position using the Prefold device, and then mark the skin. This Prefold device helps you to roughly gauge the appearance of the ear after inserting the Earfold implant. Your patient can move this temporary device around until the desired shape is obtained. Disinfect the area and inject a local anesthetic before making a small incision. Lift the skin away from the cartilage, insert the Introducer device, and release the Earfold device. Allow the C-shaped implant to fold back to its original shape. Finally, close the incision using absorbable sutures and cover the area with dressing. Follow proper aseptic techniques throughout the procedure to reduce the risk of infections.
When should I use this otoplasty device?
Generally, you will insert this device once and the results will last a lifetime. You can insert Earfold in adults or children as young as 7.
How long do results last?
The results of an Earfold procedure should be permanent.
What areas of the body can I treat with this medical device?
This medical device is meant for use only in the ears, in the location where an anti-helical fold should be.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is an ideal candidate for an Earfold treatment?
The ideal candidate for this treatment is an adult or child over the age of seven who has prominent ears. The device can correct prominent ears caused by poor anti-helical fold development. However, it may not help those with prominent ears due to a deep conchal bowl.
Why should I purchase Earfold?
Purchase Earfold to help your patients to reduce the look of their prominent ears without surgery which will definitely boost their self-confidence. This C-shaped otoplasty implant is designed by Allergan, a trusted pharmaceutical company in the field of aesthetic medicine. So, you and your patient can rest assured that this implant is of superior quality. Not only that, buying from Medica Depot will definitely help you to save your money thanks to our affordable prices.
What are Earfold's side effects?
Side effects can include:
- Pain or discomfort;
- Skin erosion;
- Keloid scarring;
- Cartilage tear.
Patients who do experience persistent pain and discomfort may need to remove the device. These may not be all the possible side effects. Review the package insert for more details on side effects.
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