facial surgery

Practical Hints & Mastering Rhinoplasty

Because many postoperative rhinoplasty problems are directly related to the techniques used, the following tips will help to minimize undesirable results. Useful tips and pitfalls which will help to minimize postrhinoplasty problems: Preoperative judgement: List obvious deformities: Hump, deviation, wide tip, short columella, depressions, etc.… Do not confuse between true and false hump, true and …

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Chin Augmentation

A facial profile is considered aesthetically balanced when the chin meets a vertical line drawn downwards from the lower lip while the head is in the Frankfurt position. About 10% of patients who request rhinoplasty may benefit from chin augmentation. (Figs. 18 – 7,8) Materials: We prefer to use the Silicon Allograft. Other allografts are …

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Facelifting Surgery

Facelifting procedures will be discussed purely from a practical angle, including the particular techniques which the author finds more straight forward, sharp, less complicated and invasive. The features and signs of an aging face result mainly from the following major factors: 1. Atrophy of the cutaneous fat. 2. Loss of elasticity of the skin. 3. …

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Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharolasty is a surgical procedure in which redundant tissue (skin, muscle, fat) are excised from the eyelid. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids or lower lids or on both. Upper lid blepharoplasty is approached from the anterior (transcutaneous). Lower blepharoplasty is best by transconjunctival approach. Blepharoplasty like other aesthetic facial procedures are practiced …

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Chemical Resurfacing – Plastic Surgery

CHEMICAL RESURFACING History: As previously mentioned, the ancient Egyptians used salt, animal oils and alabaster to improve skin appearance. Sulphur, mustard and limestone were also used in olden days. Early in the 1900’s, MacKee administered phenol for treatment of acne scars. Gross practised phenol peeling in Los Angeles in the 1930’s. In 1941, Eller and …

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Facial Surgery

Operative Related Facial Surgery Techniques Fig 18 – 22. (1,2,3,4,5) Correction of outstandin ears: Cartilage Island Preservation technique and Cartilage Island Excision technique. (6) The free edges of the cartilage are approximated by 4/0 PDS mattress sutures.(7) Immediate postoperative results.   Fig 18 – 23. Upper and lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty. (8) Preoperative photos showing the …

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