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Iliac Crest Implants For Aesthetic Widening of the Bony Hips

The pelvis is large collection of conjoined bones that provides soft tissue support between the abdomen and the thighs. It extends from the lower back by the sacrum and coccyx and extends forward on both sides by a pair of hip bones. These hip bones have three sections to them which include the top (ilium), Read More…

The Physics of the Breast Implant Funnel Insertion Device

The biggest change in the silicone gel of breast implants over the last twenty years has been the improvement in form stability. By increasing the complexity of the silicone cross-linking the gel within the implant becomes more highly cohesive and stiffer than earlier generation breast implants. This helps to maintain its shape better and have Read More…

The Key Steps in Clavicle Shortening in Shoulder Feminization Surgery

Shoulder feminization surgery reduces the bideltoid width through shortening of the length of the clavicles. While this is a straightforward concept as the lone horizontal bone on the body is the clavicle, doing so in an aesthetic manner requires several key steps to ensure an effective result that proceeds to uncomplicated bone healing and minimal Read More…

Avoiding Jaw Angle Implant Reveal in Custom Jawline Implant Designs

One of the main motivations for men to undergo a custom jawline implant is to have stronger or more defined jaw angles. Such jaw angles, like that of the chin, is a three dimensional structure of which its width, vertical length and profile shape must be considered in the design. Many patients erroneously think that Read More…

The Required Amount of Clavicle Length Reduction in Shoulder Feminization Surgery

Shoulder feminization surgery is done by surgical shortening of the clavicles. (clavicular reduction osteotomies) Since clavicles provide horizontal spacing between the sternum and the shoulder, it is easy to see how shortening their length provides reduction in bideltoid shoulder width measurements and appearance. Even though the clavicle is not a pure horizontal rod of bone, Read More…

Surgical Placement of Preformed ePTFE Paranasal-Nasolabial Implants

A concave central midface that lacks projection creates a less than desirable appearance that can give the face a more aged appearance. Flatter midfaces are almost always associated with deeper nasolabial fold area or a premature development of them. Paranasal implants are a proven method to augment the natural concave bony areas around the pyriform Read More…

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