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what are pros and cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs commercial alloderm material?

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
It depends: It depends on what it is being used for. In general, the body tolerated its own tissue better than any foreign substance, so palate lining from yourself is better accepted by your body than products such as alloderm.
Dr. Aldo Sordelli
Periodontics 22 years experience
Less surgery: Sometimes alloderm and donor tissue works the same way. The earlier the treatment the more similar results you can get.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are pros/ cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs alloderm material?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Your own tissue: May take more quickly, but it does involve a separate incision elsewhere, which may mean more pain. With alloderm, you don't have the donor site pain, but some people don't like the thought of cadaver tissue. The final results are likely to be similar.
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I was wondering what are the pros and cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs commercial alloderm material?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Tissue graft: If it is possible, you own tissue is a better graft than other tissue, human or synthetic. However, there will be donor site discomfort in your palate ; the procedure will take much longer to harvest the graft and repair the donor site!

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