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Improving Fat Grafting Outcomes in Linear Scleroderma

Linear scleroderma is a well recognized craniofacial deformity that involves the atrophy of tissues along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve in many cases. This unusual disease process is not understood but treatment focuses on restoration of lost tissue volume. Today injectable fat grafting is a mainstay of its treatment. While the survival of injected Read More…

OR Snapshots – The Ultimate Buttock Reshaping Makeover

Aesthetic buttock surgery has evolved over the past four decades into a  wide variety of reshaping procedures available today. Historically only excisional procedures for removing excess tissue at the top or bottom of the buttocks existed. Implants became available in the 1990s but they remained used in the U.S by only a handful of patients. Read More…

Fat Injections for Hand Rejuvenation – A Clinical Study

Despite great improvements made in the aging face and neck, the hands of the older female are often a giveaway for her age. The dorsal surface the hand undergoes a variety of aging changes at both the skin and deeper levels including fine wrinkling, loose skin, brown spots, and visible veins and extensor tendons. Hand Read More…

Subcision and Injection Fat Grafting for Cutis Verticis Gyrata

One of the most unusual scalp conditions is that of cutis verticis gyrata. (CVG) In this scalp condition, which is associated with an overall thickening of the scalp, linear indentations develop in a sagittal direction across the top of the scalp. Depending on the extent of the involvement a few scalp creases develop to as Read More…

Treatment of the Tight Labiomental Fold with Dermal-Fat Grafting

The labiomental fold is a transverse indentation that makes a separation between the upper lip and chin. Its depth differs amongst people in which it can be quite shallow or very deep partially influenced by the development of the lower jaw and the upper and lower incisor tooth relationship. Three muscles help create the fold Read More…

Comparing Injectable Filler Options in HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy

Facial lipoatrophy is a well known aesthetic complication from the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus conditions with retroviral medications. While the drugs used to to treat this medical condition have improved and nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors are being used less frequently, this every visible facial deformity still occurs in some patients even if the medications are Read More…

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