Forehead reduction surgery (AKA forehead reshaping and contouring) is a craniofacial surgical procedure typically performed for aesthetic purposes and as a part of facial feminization surgery. The procedure requires the highly advanced surgical skill set of a cross-trained surgeon who is skilled in both general plastic surgery AND craniofacial surgery. …Read more
The Gender-Specific Differences of Male and Female Jaws
Typically, the male jaw is wider and taller than the female jaw. Men tend to have wider, heavier-set jawlines with a flatter base and a sharper angle between the chin and jaw. This gives the male jawline a prominent “square” look. …Read more
Chin implants may be a popular choice for chin surgery but removing them is also one of the most popular revision surgeries that we perform.
Chin implants are typically used in chin surgery (genioplasty) to improve a “weak” or nonexistent chin, or within the context of Asian V-Line surgery. The popularity of chin implants has grown over the last few …Read more
Feminizing the African American Face
If you are of African American heritage and seeking to have facial feminization surgery (FFS) it’s critical to understand that what constitutes a typically female African American face may be vastly different — aesthetically and structurally — than a typical European, Asian, or even Hawaiian (Polynesian) face.
So before you select a plastic and craniofacial surgeon …Read more
Long format surgery may take 6-12 hours, is it safe to be “under” for this long?
Sometimes it is recommended to undertake several plastic surgery procedures during one session. This is known as a long format surgery, which may take anywhere from 6-12 hours in duration. Most often we recommend long format plastic surgeries for either Pan Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Masculinization, …Read more
These days it is uncommon for problems related to a cleft lip and palate to go untreated into adulthood. However in this case, the 33-year-old male patient known as “Kris” was born with a cleft lip and palate but due to personal circumstances in his teens, he was unable to undergo all the corrective surgeries that would typically be performed on a cleft patient.
The Problem: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
When Kris first visited our office he presented with history of …Read more
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 …Read more