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Case Study – Custom Chin Implant

  Background: Chin augmentation has been around for a very long time and many implant materials and sizes have been used to do it. From this experience has come standard implant sizes that work for the vast majority of people seeking chin enhancement surgery. But some patients seek changes that exceed what these standard size Read More…

Revisional Buttock Implant Surgery

  Like implants placed anywhere on the body, buttock implants can also have complications. When one compares the two methods of buttock augmentation, fat injection vs implants, it is no surprise that the placement of an implant is associated with a higher rate of potential complications. But for those women and men who have inadequate Read More…

OR Snapshots – 3D Forehead Reconstruction Implant

  Forehead reconstruction encompasses a variety of inlay and onlay bone procedures. Reconstruction of full-thickness frontal bone defects most commonly occurs from either neurosurgical procedures where a craniotomy bone flap has been lost or from skull bone loss due to trauma. While replacing the lost bone can be done by using the patient’s own bone, Read More…

Case Study – Weight Loss Tummy Tuck

  Background: Weight loss creates a lot of external body changes that is usually most manifest in the trunk region. In the anterior abdominal region the deflated skin hangs often hangs over the waistline tethered by the belly button attachment. How mucb skin overhangs the waistline depends on how much weight loss one undergoes and Read More…

Case Study – Custom Male Forehead Implant

  Background: The shape of the forehead is well known to be gender specific. Besides the prominent brow bones, the male forehead has a slight backward slope to it and is broader than that of a females. This slight backward slope contributes to the prominence of the brow bones with increasing slopes making the brow Read More…

ePTFE-Coated Silicone Nasal Implants

  ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) offers a facial implant material that is very biocompatible and also induces some tissue adherence. Due to the microfibrillar nature of its surface, ePTFE has some surface porosity where fibroblasts can attach and induce collagen attachments. ePTFE, however, does not come in any solid preformed facial implants and they have to Read More…

Case Study – Dermal-Fat Graft Chin Reconstruction

  Background: Soft tissue deformities of the chin are not uncommon and are created by a variety of etiologies. Trauma is the most common cause but developmental chin deformities also occur from hemifacial microsoma and autoimmune diseases from linear scleroderma for example. Treatment of any soft tissue defects of the face are done by fat Read More…

Case Study – Forehead Reconstruction with Hydroxyapatite Cement

  Background: Many well known congenital skull deformities (craniosynostoses) are treated by early surgery, usually under one year of age. While this allows the developing brain more space to grow and have it help shape the overlying skull, the final shape of the skull is rarely ideally normal. Scar, growth potential and genetics all play Read More…

Case Study – Inner Ankle Liposuction

  Background: The distribution of fat throughout the body is highly variable and is affected by numerous factors including gender, body habitus, weight, lifestyle and genetics. While excess fat (lipodystrophy) is commonly associated with a variety of central trunk areas, it can occur in the extremities as well. When occurring in the extremities without truncal Read More…

OR Snapshots – Chin Implant Stacking

  Chin implants come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. They can be placed either from an intraoral degloving approach from inside the mouth or from an incision underneath the chin. Both can be successful chin augmentation techniques as long as the implant stays where it is placed, albeit with either suture or Read More…

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