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Rib Removal Surgery and The Misconception of Loss of Organ Protection

Rib removal surgery in the properly selected patient can remove the last anatomic barriers to inward reshaping of the sides of the waistline. While the name rib removal is what the surgery is called it actually consists of three specific tissue reduction strategies, fat removal (flank liposuction), muscle modification (lateral latissimus dorsi muscle removal) and Read More…

Facelift Techniques in the Bald or Shaved Head Male

Facelift surgery involves numerous technical maneuvers that influence both its immediate and long-term results. Much focus over the years has been on manipulation of the SMAS layer under the skin and many variations of its dissection and fixation have been described. But one of the core principles of facelift surgery is the placement of incisions Read More…

The Use of PDS Plates in Asian Rhinoplasty

The use of cartilage grafts is essential in many types of nose surgeries of which Asian rhinoplasty is a prime example. With smaller nasal frameworks and tighter enveloping skin, substantial augmentation efforts are often needed. Cartilage grafts are preferred and rib grafts are the most common autologous harvest site. But not every patient wants a Read More…

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