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Maxillary Bone Contouring after LeFort I Osteotomy

  A Lefort I or maxillary advancement osteotomy is one of the most commonly performed orthognathic surgery procedures. By making a bone cut above the roots of the maxillary teeth,  the entire upper jaw bone can be separated from the midface bone above it and moved based on the palatal and mucogingival soft tissue attachments. Read More…

Clinic Snapshots – Mandibular Inferior Border Shave

  Facial asymmetry often involves the lower jaw. Since the lower jaw defines the border of the face to the neck, any differences between the two sides of the face can be clearly seen.  It is usually not difficult to determine which is the normal side and which is the affected side although this is Read More…

Plastic Surgery and Creating the Attractive Face

  Every elective cosmetic facial procedure that a plastic surgeon does is to create a more beautiful or attractive face. Many patients that undergo aesthetic facial plastic surgery today have a very clear idea in their mind as to what deficiency they have and what procedures they think will give them the improvement they are 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…

Shaping The Male Face to be ‘Super’

  Superman has been an American cultural icon since he first appeared in comic books back in 1938. His appearance is absolutely distinctive, most notably that of his red, white and blue colors and the stylized S shield on his chest. The shield is so symbolic of his character than its appearance alone immediately brings 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…

Jawline Surgery and Facial Derounding

One recent high profile facial change reported in the media is that of Bristol Palin. At a dinner in Washington in late April, she was reported to be unrecognizeable. Something was very different about her face. She had a distinctly more angled jaw and sharpened chin. It was speculated that she had a facelift, fillers Read More…

Surgical Options for the Chubby Face (Fat Face)

  It is not uncommon to hear a patient’s concern about their chubby or ‘fat face’. For some of these patients their face matches their body habitus and some significant weight loss will do wonders for those concerns. But there are people who do have a chubby face that are not necessarily significantly overweight and Read More…

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