Skin expanders are mainly used in reconstructive plastic surgery to obtain transplantable tissue through skin expansion.
Depending on the implantation area, they are available in various shapes, volumes and surfaces. All expanders have a reinforced inner base to increase stability and to support the directed tissue expansion. They come either with a remote or an integrated valve equipped with a permanent magnet.
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After implantation, a magnet finder allows the localization of the integrated magnets in the expanders’ injection ports. The magnet finder comprises of a frame in which a small magnet, similar to that of a compass, is suspended in a gimballed mechanism. The gimballed suspension allows a precise location of the valves and gives an exact indication of the point of injection.