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Anatomy and Technique of Skull Bump and Osteoma Removal

There are many different types of aesthetic skull reshaping surgery ranging from minor deformities to major augmentations and reduction. The most minor form of skull reshaping is reduction of a bump or high spot. Often mistakenly call osteomas, skull bumps are usually developmental and have no history of trauma. While most commonly occurring in isolation, Read More…

OR Snapshots – Nostril Narrowing in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty surgery almost exclusively revolves around manipulation of its osteocartilaginous support framework. It is a true facial reshaping procedure whose result ultimately depends on the combination of how the support structure is altered and how the overlying skin shrinks down around it to reveal those changes. The one exception in rhinoplasty in which bone and Read More…

Earlobe Reduction Using A Spiral Three Triangle Flap Technique

While large earlobes can occur naturally many develop as a result of aging. Gravity, heavy eye ring wear and the lack of cartilage support of the earlobe allows it to stretch inferiorly creating an elongated earlobe. It is no surprise therefore that some facelift patients have large earlobes that could benefit by reduction at the Read More…

Anatomic Concepts in Rib Removal for Waist Narrowing Surgery

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding waist reduction surgery by rib removal. Most of these are based on a failure to understand the anatomy of the lower ribs and the surrounding soft tissues. Having removed hundreds of ribs for purposes of aesthetic waist reduction, I have developed insights into why rib removal has an Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Waist Reduction In A Female Body Builder Using Combined Rib Removal and Lat Muscle Resection

Background: Waist reduction can be done by a variety of surgical techniques. Standard and well used techniques include liposuction, lateral fascial plication during a tummy tuck as well as non-surgical methods of weight loss and exercise. For the vast majority of patients the waist reduction obtained by these type of standard approach is aesthetically sufficient. Read More…

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