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Polyalkylimide is a polymer which belongs to the family of acryl derivatives. Its polymeric structure does not contain free monomers.

It is also the active ingredient in a permanent dermal filler called Bio-Alcamid (manufactured by Polymekon, Brindisi, Italy) which is a 3% polyalkylimide suspension in water used medically to treat soft tissue deficits like facial lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy, Poland syndrome, Pectus excavatum (sunken chest), gluteal atrophy, acne scars etc. In plastic and reconstructive surgery it is used for building up facial volume in areas like the cheeks, chin, jaw and for lip augmentation.

See also

  • Plastic Surgery


  • Pacini S, Ruggiero M et al: Bio-alcamid: a novelty for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. PMID 12437147
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