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Three-Dimensional Implant Reconstruction of the Cranial Vault Book Chapter

In the new textbook OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY I wrote a chapter on skull reconstruction entitled ‘Three- Dimensional Implant Reconstruction of the Cranial Vault’. In this chapter I describe my experience of over 25 years of designing and placing computer-generated skull implants for a wide variety of  defects. The use of a computer design Read More…

Subfascial vs Submuscular Pockets for Biceps Implants

Of all aesthetic arm implants that are placed, the most common is that of the biceps muscle. Technically known as the biceps brachii, because of its two muscle heads, it is perceived on the outside as a single muscle…which it ultimately becomes at the mid-upper arm level and as it approaches and attaches into the Read More…

Biologic Observations in Medpor Facial Implant Removals

There are a variety of biomaterials that are used for aesthetic facial implants. The vast majority are either solid silicone or Medpor (porous polyethylene) all around the world. There are advantages and disadvantages for the use of either biomaterial and there are an equal number of advocates for each as well. Silicone is the Coke Read More…

Technical Strategies – The Collapse Method for #10 Rib Removal

Posterior rib removal is the end stage approach to horizontal waistline reduction. It removes the last anatomic barrier to a more narrow waistline after fat reduction by liposuction and muscle contouring by fascial plication in a tummy tuck. It creates this change in waistline profile by virtue of the angulation of the free floating ribs Read More…

Product Review – Cellfina for Cellulite Treatment

  Cellulite is a very common aesthetic problem for women (and a few men) that has defied an absolute solution for many decades. The number of externally applied creams, lotions and massage approaches speaks to the fact that a successful non-surgical approach remains wanting. Numerous surgical approaches have also been used that focus on either Read More…

Joan Rivers – A Comedian’s Legacy to Plastic Surgery

  Joan Rivers, comedian and and, in many ways, a champion of plastic surgery, died last week…ironically, having a minor surgical procedure. (however, not a plastic surgery procedure). She is the second such famous female comedian (Phyllis Diller in 2012) that has been tied to plastic surgery that has died in the past few years; Read More…

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