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OR Snapshots – Eyelid Incisions for Custom Brow Bone Implant Placement

Augmentation of the brow ridges can be done by a variety of techniques. Injectable  fillers is the non-surgical approach and, while it can be effective, their effects will be temporary. Fat injections offer a minimally invasive surgical method but how well the fat survives and whether it will be smooth is unpredictable. While both injectable Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Large Two-Piece Custom Skull Implant for Fronto-Temporal Contouring after Prior Craniofacial Surgery

Background: Craniofacial surgery is a collection of bone reshaping procedures of the skull and upper face that is typically used to treat various congenital deformities. While most commonly perceived as being done in very young patients, many craniofacial operations can also be done in older patients as well. While craniofacial surgery produces some remarkable results, Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Occipital Nerve Decompression Migraine Surgery with Fat Flap Coverage

Background: Migraines are a common medical problem with variable causes and no one single effective treatment. Most treatment regimens are pharmacologic or prevention/avoidance of known triggers. While various surgical approaches to the treatment of migraines have been done, none have historically been very successful. Recent migraine surgery has focused a specific subset of migraines patients Read More…

Alloplastic Chin Augmentation Book Chapter

In the new textbook OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY I co-wrote a chapter on aesthetic chin surgery entitled ‘Alloplastic Chin Augymentation’. In this chapter is described the basic techniques for the aesthetic correction of chin deficiencies using implants. While this procedure is often viewed as ‘simple’, it often is not well performed with implant selection Read More…

Surgical Technique of Intraoral Vertical Chin Reduction

Reduction of a large chin is far less frequently done than chin augmentation. And it is a procedure that is highly gender influenced, more women have it done than men. As a result, information on chin reduction is less available including the various techniques used to perform it. Like chin augmentation and in selecting how Read More…

Box and U-Shaped Osteotomies for Hypertelorism Repair Book Chapter

In the new textbook OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY I co-wrote a chapter on craniofacial-based orbital reconstruction entitled ‘Box and U-Shaped Osteotomies’. In this chapter is described the basic techniques for the surgical correction of orbital dystopias. This is a bony orbital condition where the entire orbital box and its contents are displaced in a Read More…

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