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Subfascial vs Submuscular Pockets for Biceps Implants

Of all aesthetic arm implants that are placed, the most common is that of the biceps muscle. Technically known as the biceps brachii, because of its two muscle heads, it is perceived on the outside as a single muscle…which it ultimately becomes at the mid-upper arm level and as it approaches and attaches into the Read More…

Technical Strategies – Dermal-Fat Grafts in Migraine Surgery

Migraine surgery has been developed over the past decade for the treatment of extracranial sensory nerve sites that have been identified as a specific foci or trigger for the headaches. The fundamental concept is that the cranial nerve branch is being compressed either by muscle, fascia or blood vessels. Surgical decompression clears the source of Read More…

Basic Concepts in Jaw Angle Implant Surgery – III. Surgical Technique

The surgical placement approach for jaw angle implants is intraoral through posterior vestibular incisions. While there are some indications, and sometimes patient requests for an external transcutaneous incisional placement method, this is the rare exception to the intraoral method even if it is a safe and effective technique. Jaw angle implants are done under general Read More…

Basic Concepts in Jaw Angle Implant Surgery – II. Implant Selection

The current commercial types of jaw angle implants available are of two types, lateral widening and vertical lengthening.  In reality each type also have a bit of the other dimension as well. A widening jaw angle implant can provide a very modest lengthening effect and the vertical lengthening style always provides some width increase as Read More…

Basic Concepts in Jaw Angle Implant Surgery – 1. Introduction and Aesthetic Considerations

Facial reshaping with alloplastic implants is a dynamic and growing area of facial plastic surgery.  Driven by the recent increasing demand for injectable synthetic fillers and fat, facial implants offer a long-term solution for facial contouring that includes rejuvenation, congenital or traumatic deformities, or aesthetic facial reshaping for enhanced facial convexity or refinement. However, the Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Temporal Implants for a Head Widening Effect to Complement Prior Midface and Lower Facial Augmentations

Background: The face is well known to be divided into aesthetic thirds. This aesthetic concept is important in both frontal and side views but with different dimensional effects. A lesser appreciated proportional measurement is that of facial fifths in the frontal view which relates to various transverse and vertical relationships.  From this perspective the outer Read More…

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