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The Surgical Technique For Vastus Medialis Quad Muscle Implants

The most common lower extremity body contouring implant is that of the calfs. Both the inner and outer head of the gastrocnemius muscles can be augmented through incisions placed behind the knee. But there are other leg implants that can be done above the knee in the anterolateral thighs. Thigh or quad implants are available Read More…

The Biologic Value of Perfusion Holes in Custom Skull Implants

Custom skull implants provide a contemporary method of aesthetic skull augmentation for a wide variety of head shape deficiencies. While the most common material for such custom skull implant is solid silicone, no skull augmentation material composition will allow tissue ingrowth. Tissue ingrowth  should not be confused with tissue adhesion. Tissue ingrowth is where an Read More…

OR Snapshots – Rib Graft Rhinoplasty for Scarred Collapsed Nasal Tip

Revisional rhinoplasty frequently needs cartilage grafts to be successful. This is particularly relevant when structural deficiencies has occurred resulting in an underprojected nose, breathing difficulties due to middle vault collapse or both. Often, however, the regional harvest sites of the septum and ear have been exhausted or have insufficient volume for the needed nasal support Read More…

The Role of the Jowl Tuck Up Facelift in the Younger Patient

The facelift is one of the most recognized facial plastic surgery procedures. Despite  this public recognition it is also a facial rejuvenation procedure that is rife with many misconceptions about it. One of the most basic of those misconceptions is what it actually does or accomplishes. It primarily improves the lower third of the face, Read More…

Technical Strategies – Subcostal Harvest Site in Rib Graft Rhinoplasty

The use of cartilage grafts is an essential need in many primary and revisional rhinoplasty surgeries. Most such grafts come from either direct anatomic proximity (septum) or from a regional source. (ear) But when these sites are inadequate due to lack of graft material or the volume of material exceeds their capacity, the more distant Read More…

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