Facelifting

August 5, 2013

The facelift has evolved significantly since it was first performed over 100 years ago. The first facelift procedures were simple operations removing of a small piece of skin in front of the ear and then pulling the skin back. This was a novel and exciting idea at the time. The first facelift technique gave people options they never had before to combat the effect of gravity on the soft tissue of the face.

Innovators in the field, however, saw shortcomings with …

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Cleft Lip and Palate

August 16, 2013

Cleft lip and palate is a spectrum or disorders based around the term orofacial clefting. The majority of cleft lip and palate patients do not have any genetic basis for the disease, and instead represent an anomaly during the developmental part of pregnancy not related to a gene or mutation in the genetic code.

Therefore, it should be well understood that the vast majority of children with cleft lip and palate might grow up with normal intelligence and ultimately lead productive …

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