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Bone Cements in Aesthetic Face and Skull Augmentations

Augmenting facial and skull bones can be done by a variety of alloplastic materials. These biomaterials separate into two basic categories, preformed implants (e.g., solid silicone, Medpor, ePTFE) and bone cements. For both the face and the skull the vast majority of aesthetic augmentations are done by preformed implants whose value has become enhanced by Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Vertical Lengthening Custom Jawline Implant

Background: Proportions are one measurable assessment of facial attractiveness and are an important preoperative assessment in aesthetic facial reshaping surgery. One proportionate assessment is that of the facial thirds, specifically that of the horizontal thirds. Measured by upper third (hairline to glabella), middle third (glabella to subnasale) and lower third (subnasale to menton), these should Read More…

The Surgical Technique for Mastoid Process Skull Reduction

The skull has many normal raised areas particularly around its lower base. One of these is the mastoid process which is located behind the ear. The derivation of the mastoid name comes from the Greek word for breast with refers to its shape. This conical bony process is on the lower end of the temporal Read More…

The Postauricular Approach for Temporal Implant Placement

Temporal implants provide a permanent augmentation to the entire side of the head. Standard temporal implants initially were developed to treat the more common and limited anterior hollowing that occurs by the side of the eye all the way up to the temporal line of the forehead in the non-hairbearing skin. Custom temporal implants were Read More…

The Transpalpebral Approach to Temporal Brow Bone Reduction

Brow bone reduction is a forehead reshaping procedure that is done on both men and women. But the end goals for each gender are a bit different as females have a bit of a different look for their lower forehead shape than men. In men a prominent brow bone most commonly occurs more centrally due Read More…

The Principle of the Enhancing Custom Jawline Implant Design

The most powerful aesthetic bony procedure of the lower face is the custom jawline implant. It exerts its effect by expanding the inferolateral cortex of the mandible in a circumferential manner. This creates an improved separation between the face and the neck whose magnitude of change is a function of the thickness of the overlying Read More…

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