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Postoperative Instructions – Hip Implants

When augmentation of the hips has been unsuccessful by fat injections or the patient has insufficient fat to harvest, hip implants are the sole alternative. Such hip implants are usually deigned custom for each patient. Placed in a deep subcutaneous pocket on top of the TFL fascia, hip implants are introduced through a small incision Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Thigh Implants

Thigh implants are another type of extremity muscle augmentation that can be done. Using the longest and widest muscle of the anterior thigh, the biceps femoris, the implant is placed in a subfascial location through a small curved incision at its upper end. My top ten recovery instructions are as follows. 1. Thigh implants are Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Browlift Surgery

Changing the shape of the brows can be done by a variety of techniques and is often done as part of other facial surgeries, in particular eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery. Most browlift techniques use a superior scalp to hairline approach to perform to have a true lifting effect. In rare cases the browlift may be done Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Submentoplasty Surgery

The submentoplasty procedure is the least recognized of all aesthetic neck surgeries. It is a neck reshaping procedure the lies between the very commonly performed neck liposuction with the more extensive necklift or lower facelift. It starts with neck liposuction with adds central submuscular neck defatting with platysma muscle plication. (neck muscle suturing) It can Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Chin Reduction Surgery

Chin reduction can be performed by either bone removal, soft tissue removal or both. It can be done through either an intraoral (internal) or submental (external) approach depending upon the type of chin reduction being performed. While bone removal by osteotomy or shaving can be done from either approach, soft tissue removal can only be Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Shoulder Width Reduction Surgery

Shoulder width reduction surgery is done by shortening the horizontal length of the clavicle. Performed through a small skin incision above the medial third of the clavicle, a section of the bone is removed and put back together. While often compared to that of a clavicle fracture, such a clavicle osteotomy technique is more favorable Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Temporal Reduction Surgery

Temporal reduction surgery is an aesthetic head reshaping procedure done to reduce the width at the wide of the head. This is done through removal of the posterior portion of the large temporalis muscle which covers the side of the head. Done through a hidden incision in the sulcus behind the ear, it creates an Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Rib Removal Surgery

Rib removal is done for waistline reshaping. This could be for waistline narrowing (posterior ribs #10, 11 and 12) or for waistline lengthening or correction of subcostal protrusions. (ribs #7, 8, 9) Rib removal is done through small incisions on the back or at the bottom of the ribcage in front. (and occasionally through a Read More…

Postoperative Instructions: Testicular Implants

The loss or absence of a testicle in a man can have adverse psychological effects. Testicular implants (also called testicular prostheses) are a relatively simple surgical procedure that can lead to an improved body image for those men so affected. It is done through a small incision in the scrotum and takes less than one Read More…

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