Archive for the ‘Craniofacial’ Category

What is Forehead Reduction (Contouring or Reshaping) Surgery?

July 31, 2018

  What is Forehead Reduction (Contouring or Reshaping) Surgery? 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…

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Considering Facial Feminization? Unsure about V-Line Surgery vs. Feminizing Jaw Surgery?

January 24, 2018

Understanding the Differences Between V-Line Surgery and Feminizing Jaw Surgery is Critical 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…

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The Problem With Chin Implants

October 18, 2017

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…

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African American Facial Feminization Surgery

September 26, 2017

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…

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Is Long Format Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Safe?

August 28, 2016

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…

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Case Study: Adult Cleft Lip & Palate

January 5, 2016

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…

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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…

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