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Product Review – Juvederm Vollure XC Injectable Filler

With now over 25 synthetic injectable fillers available in the U.S., one would think there is little need for further filler products. But the ability to modify hyaluronic acid filler structures to create different aesthetic effects assures that more such filler products will continue to become available. Juvederm Vollure XC has just become FDA-approved for Read More…

Product Review – Restylane ReFyne and Restylane DeFyne

With over 25 synthetic injectable fillers on the US market it can be argued that how may more do we really need. But each new injectable filler offers some advantage and thus there is room for more. These growing number of injectable fillers has led to the concept of a toolkit of injectable treatments that Read More…

Product Review – Natrelle Breast Implants (Inspira Round Gel)

Silicone breast implants continue to evolve both in its external shell and the gel that resides inside it. The silicone gel has become far less like the liquid it originally was many years ago. The silicone has become more firm or cohesive through increased crosslinking of the silicon molecules. The urban term for these newer Read More…

Product Review – Costal Cartilage Allografts in Rhinoplasty

Augmentative rhinoplasty requires either a graft or implant to perform. In most cases the use of the patient’s own septum or ear donor site is adequate. In more substantative dorso-columellar augmentations consideration must be given to either rib grafts or synthetic implants to achieve the desired effect. In some cases even an amalgamated approach can Read More…

Product Revrei – The Omnimax Maxillomandibular Fixation Sustem

Jaw surgery has a long association with the need for maxillomandibular fixation. (MMF) Wiring the jaws together is an essential first step in many types of maxillofacial surgery. Whether it is in elective orthognathic procedures, the treatment of jaw fractures or in the reconstruction of the jaw after cancer reconstruction, the application of maxillomandibular fixation Read More…

Product Review – Vitagel in Plastic Surgery

The most common expected early outcomes and complications from many types of plastic surgery are various types of undesired fluid collections. These are caused by bleeding (bruising and hematomas) as well as prolonged lymphatic leaks. (seromas) While the body has many natural clotting and healing mechanism to limit the occurrence or extent of these fluid Read More…

Product Review – Lip Augmentation with Juvederm Ultra XC

Lip augmentation is one of the most common and historic procedures for hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers. It would surprise many then to find out that despite its popularity and common usage, few of these injectable fillers are actually FDA-approved for use in the lips. There are a variety of reasons for this lack of approval Read More…

Product Reviews – Sientra Style 107 Breast Implant

Breast implants have evolved considerably over the past five decades since they were introduced. Between improvements in the silicone filler materials and in the enveloping containment shell (bag), breast implants are both safer and have more options for women than ever before. Sientra, the newest provider of breast implants in the U.S., has continued to Read More…

Product Review – Restylane Lyft injectable Filler

  The anticipated approval of new injectable fillers shows no sign of stopping with the development of ‘niche’ filler products. This was demonstated this week as the FDA (US Food and Drug Administation) approved Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation. Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, was approved for the standard injectable filler indications of treating nasolabial folds. Read More…

Product Review – Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation

One important aspect of hand rejuvenation is volume restoration of the back (dorsum) of the hand. Skeletonization of the hand occurs through loss of subcutaneous fat allowing the tendons and bones to be easily seen which is associated with aging.  (bony hands) This has been shown to be effectively treated using a variety of filler Read More…

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