Custom 3D printing of facial implants has become a reality in Australia
Jul 25, 2019
The star of this story is 4 year old Maxim. In March of this year he became the recipient of the first custom 3D printed ear implant in Australia and only the 16th in the world. Maxim has hemi-facial microsomia, a condition where one side of the face is smaller than the other. It is often associated with a missing ear canal and outer part of the ear, known as microtia.