For many people undergoing bone anchored hearing surgery, their post-surgical appearance can be a great concern. The new Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery has been designed to create the smallest incision possible to fit perfectly with the Ponto abutment. This removes the need for suturing, which means no scarring and quicker healing.
A truly minimal approach
MIPS surgery takes about 15 minutes and is normally carried out under local anaesthetic. A circular incision is made that matches the abutment exactly. The surgeon uses specially designed instruments for the procedure. This leaves the skin around the incision intact, with no skin tissue or hair follicles removed from around the abutment.