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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Early Nasal Swelling After Rhinoplasty

  Background: Like all facial surgeries there is going to be swelling and bruising which will persist for a longer period of time after surgery than most people want.  This is certainly no less true for rhinoplasty surgery. But what differentiates nose reshaping surgery from all other facial procedures is the persistence of swelling, often Read More…

Understanding the Shape of the Model Cheek Implant

  As an assured method of cheek augmentation, implants have been around for over three decades. While current cheek implant styles remain relevant for many patients, contemporary cheek and midface looks have changed. To address these evolving aesthetic trends, newer designs for cheek implants need to be used. More younger patients are requesting the so Read More…

Technical Strategies – Funnel Insertion Technique for Pectoral Implants

  In some ways pectoral implants are the male equivalent of the female breast implant. While the enhanced anatomic structure is different (muscle vs breast mound), the surgical placement of the implant needed to do so is largely the same. Both pectoral and breast implants are placed in the submuscular plane underneath the pectoralis major Read More…

Long-Term Evaluation of Allograft Bone in Augmentative Rhinoplasty

  When significant augmentation to the nose is needed, the options have always included the patient’s own bone (autograft), a synthetic material (implant) and cadaveric or tissue bank grafts. (allograft) There are biologic advantages and disadvantages to either nasal augmentation option as well as patient and surgeon preferences, the latter often based on more emotion Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Female Mexican Rhinoplasty

  Background: The Mestizo (Mexican) patient is the largest ethnic minority in the U.S.. One of their most common plastic surgery requests is for rhinoplasty. Their nose shape often presents as a bulbous broad nasal tip without a defined shape and an underlying weak structural framework. These structural characteristics are often combined with thick skin, Read More…

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