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OR Snapshots – The Unknown Benefit of Suture Fixation of Testicle Implants

The testicles are a unique anatomic structure in the scrotum. They are basically oblong firm structures that are suspended inside the scrotal tissues by a neuromuscular cord and enveloping fascia. Despite having an attached cord the testicles are relatively free floating which is a necessary feature given their location between the inner thighs. The most common Read More…

OR Snapshots – Intraoperative Modification of Custom Cheek Implants

Custom designed implants have provided completely new types of facial augmentation effects not thought previously possible. This is particularly true in the cheek area where various oval-shaped implant styles are available as standard options. These create malar-submalar fullness over the anterolateral aspect of the cheekbone often called an ‘apple cheek’ effect. But such an aesthetic Read More…

OR Snapshots – Contemporary Replacement of Legacy Cheek Implants

Facial implants, like every other surgical technology, has evolved over the years. From surgical methods to place them to the actual implant shapes, what we use today is understandably different from what was done decades ago. Every now and then this becomes evident when treating an ‘older’ patient, who often presents for facial rejuvenation today, Read More…

OR Snapshots – Calf Implants and the Peroneal Nerve

Calf implants involve dissection from incisions on the back of the knee inferiorly down to the gastrocnemius muscle fascia. The fascia is then entered so that the implant can be placed underneath it on top of the muscle. There are two gastrocnemius muscles,  an inner or medial muscle belly and an outer or lateral muscle Read More…

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