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Reduction of the Dumb Bell-Shaped Sagittal Crest Skull Deformity

The sagittal suture is the connective tissue joint between the two parietal bones of the skull. It is the midline cranial suture that connects the anterior and posterior fontanelle (soft spots) of the infant’s skull. While the fontanelles close quite early in life, the sagittal suture does not close until much later in life if Read More…

Bone Cements in Aesthetic Face and Skull Augmentations

Augmenting facial and skull bones can be done by a variety of alloplastic materials. These biomaterials separate into two basic categories, preformed implants (e.g., solid silicone, Medpor, ePTFE) and bone cements. For both the face and the skull the vast majority of aesthetic augmentations are done by preformed implants whose value has become enhanced by Read More…

The Surgical Technique for Mastoid Process Skull Reduction

The skull has many normal raised areas particularly around its lower base. One of these is the mastoid process which is located behind the ear. The derivation of the mastoid name comes from the Greek word for breast with refers to its shape. This conical bony process is on the lower end of the temporal Read More…

The Anatomy of the Occipital Knob Skull Deformity

Occipital knob skull reduction is an aesthetic head reshaping procedure that removes a prominent inion. The inion is the small knob of bone that exists in everyone at the bottom of the occipital bone in the center to which the superficial neck muscle fibers attach. In some people, more commonly men, this knob of bone Read More…

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