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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Skull Implant for Right Occipital Skull Defects from Infant Cranial Vault Surgery

Background: In pediatric craniofacial surgery one of the most known procedures is that of cranial vault reconstruction. Done for craniosynostosis and other severe congenital skull deformities, it involves the extensive removal of misshapen skull bones and their immediate reconstruction in infants and very young children. The success of these procedures is based on the remarkable Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study -Skull Reduction for Occipital Protrusion

Background: A proportionate shape to the skull is an important element to a pleasing appearance. These heads shape proportions can be disrupted by large areas of concavities (flattening) or convexity.(protrusions) Treating skull depressions or concavities can create greater amounts of improvement through material addition which is only limited by the stretch of the overlying scalp. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Male Custom Skull Heightening Implant

Background: Physically changing one’s height in adults can be accomplished by a variety of non-surgical and surgical methods. The historic non-surgical method was the placement of lifts in one’s shoes to the most contemporary method of lower limb lengthening. Shoe lifts are the simplest method and height increases of up to 1’’ are usually obtained. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Skull Implant for Correction of Peaked Head Shape with Geometric Split Insertion Technique

Background: The skull is prone to a wide variety of shape malformations by virtue of its multiple suture connections during development. Premature fusion of these sutures cause well known forms of head deformity known as craniosynostoses. While these classic forms of craniosynostosis are the result of near or complete premature fusion of these suture lines Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Male Occipital Knob Skull Reduction

Background:  The back of the head appears to be a non-descript skull area that usually garners little attention. And this is true as long as it has a relatively smooth slightly curved surface contour. But when protrusions occur its obscure appearance can become an aesthetic distraction. Such is the case in the classic occipital knob Read More…

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