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Comparison of Standard Medpor vs Custom PEEK Jaw Angle Implants

While the chin has been a focus of lower facial reshaping for over half a century, it really only represents 1/3 of the total jaw surface area. While its surface area involvement is relatively small it has greater aesthetic significance to the face than the amount of bone area that it occupies due to its Read More…

OR Snapshots – Stacked Chin Implants

Chin implants are the most common form of chin augmentation surgery and are effective for mild to moderate horizontal deficiencies. But in more significant horizontal chin deficiencies the selected size may still be inadequate. Or the patient may decide later once all the swelling has gone down that they really want a larger implant size. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Vertical Lengthening Chin Implant In a Male

Background:  The common nature of aesthetic chin augmentation, which often employs pure horizontal augmentation, makes it seem like a straightforward procedure. While this may be true in many chin augmentation patients, it speaks to what is the most overlooked/underdiagnosed aspect of chin augmentation …lack of vertical height. A vertically short lower chin can be hard Read More…

Nostril Narrowing Combining External Excision with Alar Cinch Suture

Nostril narrowing, also called nasal base reduction, is a common adjunctive procedure in rhinoplasty. Once the tip of the nose is narrowed or elongated the width of the nostrils may then appear too wide. As the final step in the rhinoplasty procedure the width of the nostrils is assessed and narrowed if so indicated. There Read More…

The Scar Outcomes from Rib Removal Surgery for Waist Narrowing

The traditional methods of waistline narrowing, such as liposuction and tummy tucks, are very effective for most women. But when one seeks more than these procedures can achieve, deeper anatomic manipulation is needed. Once beyond skin and fat the lone remaining structures are muscle and ribs. Reducing these two internal structures is what constitutes the Read More…

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