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The Extended Cheek-Arch Implant

  Permanent aesthetic augmentation of the midface is done by cheek implants. While there are other areas in the midface that can be augmented, the cheeks are done the most frequently. A variety of standard preformed styles have evolved over the years that largely provide differing amounts of augmentation over the main body of the Read More…

Case Study – Cheek Implant Seroma

  Background: A seroma is a well known postsurgical phenomenon that every surgeon from every discipline has seen and treated. This fluid collection typically occurs when a pocket has been created in surgery for access or implant placement. It is the creation of a pocket or dead space as it is often called that provides Read More…

Case Study – Cheek Implant Asymmetry Correction

  Background: Augmentation of the cheeks is a frequently performed aesthetic facial reshaping procedure. While once only capable of being performed with implants, it is now more commonly done with synthetic fillers and fat. But the only assured permanent cheek augmentation result from a single effort is with the use of implants. Like all implants Read More…

Profileplasty by Rhinoplasty and Sliding Genioplasty

  While one does not see their face in a profile view naturally (only in pictures), the world sees your face in three-quarter view or in profile. Thus the perception of one’s own facial profile is important and it is stressed in many plastic surgery procedures. The two most important hard structures that make up Read More…

The Uniqueness of Male Plastic Surgery – Facial Procedures

  The facial aging process is one that is well known as everyone will eventually see it on their face. The eyes get heavy, the brows descend, the cheek fall, jowls develop and the neck sags. Women become concerned earlier in the aging process and proceed to do procedures to treat or slow it down Read More…

The Importance of Skeletal Support in Midface Lifts

  Rejuvenation of the aging face has well established methods for correcting the upper (browlift) and lower face (lower facelift/necklift) that produces consistent and satisfying results. But the face does not age in just individual subunits and the midface has similar aging issues that are uniquely different. Sagging cheeks, lower eyelid hollowness and lines and Read More…

Facial Reshaping Surgery for the Male Model Look

Almost anyone in the world is aware of the recent tragedy in Norway with the mass killings of an incomprehensible number of Norwegian teens and young adults. The murderer Anders Breivik appears to have acted alone, driven by his white supremacist and anti-Muslin views. What has caught my attention as a plastic surgeon, however, is Read More…

Cheek Augmentation and Facial Attractiveness in Men and Women

  It is well known that one of the major contributors towards the perception of an attractive face, albeit a man or a woman, is the proportion of certain features. Known as indicators of facial beauty, disproportionate and asymmetric features are the main reasons many patients seek plastic surgery procedures. One can debate endlessly why Read More…

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