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Traditional PMMA vs Prefabicated PMMA Forehead Implants

  The broad surface area of the forehead seems like a relatively simple facial area to augment. But in reality it is much harder to do so successfully than it appears. Getting the right implant shape and contour, having it blend smoothly into the upper temporal areas and not being overdone or looking unnatural are 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 Read More…

Long-Results from Vanquish Body Contouring Treatments

  There numerous non-invasive body contouring devices in use today that exert their effects using different energy forms. One such popular device is that of Vanquish. Delivering selective radiofrequency energy through external panels that have no contact with the patient’s skin surface, fat reduction can be achieved within a few centimeters of the skin’s surface. Read More…

Technical Strategies – #10 Rib Removal Collapse Technique

  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 Read More…

Technical Strategies – Temporal Artery Ligation

  Temporal artery ligation is the only method to treat prominent arteries in the temporal and forehead area. An aesthetic condition that occurs almost exclusively in men, enlarged branches of the anterior superficial temporal artery develop as the arterial branches spread out after exiting the temporal hairline. In men who shave their head the arteries Read More…

The Deep Pyriform Space Implant

  The nasolabial fold is a well known facial area that deepens with age. This has resulted in it being a common target for a variety of treatments that include injectable synthetic fillers and fat as well as the placement of subcutaneous implants. Regardless of the treatment they all are directed towards pushing out the Read More…

Case Study – Female Calf Augmentation

  Background: A disproportionate lower leg size compared to the body, or even to the thighs, is often given the name ‘chicken legs’ This obviously refers to the very small size of the legs that most birds have compared to their bodies. While such a leg size is of no concern to birds, it can Read More…

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