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Plastic Surgery History – Silicone Gel Chin Implants

Chin implants are the oldest form of alloplastic facial augmentation. Such implants have been available for over fifty years. Over half a century of clinical experience has led to many innovations in their shapes and sizes as well as the surgical techniques to place them. Throughout this history there are currently older patients walking around Read More…

Transillumination of The Frontal Sinuses in Brow Bone Reduction Surgery

One of the original contouring procedures in facial feminization surgery is that of reshaping the forehead. Brow bone reduction still remains one of the defining facial contouring procedures that separates male vs. female appearance. It is a well described technique that fundamentally can be done by either burring reduction or a bone flap setback technique. Read More…

Comparing Complication Rates of SMAS Facelift Techniques

The term ’facelift’ is a well known plastic surgery procedure and it signifies different meanings to different people. It is, in fact, a generic term in which many different surgical techniques are done to accomplish a facial rejuvenation effect. In essence all facelifts are not created equal…in how they are done, what their complications are, Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Infraorbital-Maxillary Implants Placed Under Existing Cheek Implants for Linear Scleroderma

Background: The traditional use of facial implants is based on the most common locations of aesthetic bony augmentation. This constitutes the design of standard implant shapes, most of which provide expansion of existing flat or convex bone contours. Few, if any, standard facial implants provide augmentation to an existing concave bone surface. This is because Read More…

Managing The Soft Tissue in Submental Vertical Chin Reductions

Macrogenia or aesthetic large chin deformities present with numerous dimensional excesses. While most people think of a large chin as one that sticks out too far, a chin that is too vertically is also common. In many women, who are most affected by chin overgrowths, their undesired large chin is a combination of both horizontal Read More…

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