Month: May 2017

Infraorbital Rim Augmentation

26, May, 2017

In patients with recessive infraorbital rims, alloplastic augmentation of the infraorbital rims makes the eyes appear less prominent and improves appearance. Ten patients (seven women and three men) with an average age of 30 years (range, 23 to 45 years) underwent augmentation of the infraorbital rim with alloplastic implants over a 9-year period. With an […]


Mandibular Augmentation

19, May, 2017

Porous polyethylene implants are available that are designed to augment the mandibular ramus and body. They can be used to increase the bigonial distance in patients with normal mandibular anatomy who desire an increase in lower facial width. When used in combination with extended chin implants, they can camouflage the skeletal contour inadequacies associated with […]


Improving Periorbital Appearance in the “Morphologically Prone”

12, May, 2017

Patients with prominent eyes are predisposed to lower lid descent and rounding of the palpebral fissure. This deformity may be exaggerated and symptomatic after conventional lower blepharoplasty. Normalization of the periorbital appearance in “morphologically prone” patients involves three basic maneuvers. Augmenting the projection of the infraorbital rim with an alloplastic implant effectively changes the skeletal […]


Making Concave Faces Convex

05, May, 2017

Abstract. Inadequate projection of the midface skeleton results in midface concavity. Patients with this skeletal morphology tend to have prominent eyes and noses. Lack of skeletal support for the midface soft tissue envelope predisposes to premature cheek descent, resulting in palpebral fissure distortion and lower lid “bags,” an appearance of early aging. Concave midfaces can […]