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The Extended Cheek-Arch Implant for the ‘Model Cheek Look’

  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…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Treatment of a 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 a 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 the 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 in 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 folds 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…

Understanding the Zones of Midface Implants

  Facial implants have come a long way in the past two decades with the introduction of dozens of different styles. One of the expanding facial implant areas is that of the midface. Known commonly as the cheek, it has become recognized that its anatomy is more complex than a single implant design can adequately Read More…

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