Category: Face and Neck

What’s the Right Age for Cosmetic Surgery?

04, January, 2020

I’m often asked if one can be too young or too old for cosmetic surgery. At any age, a doctor would assess a patient’s readiness to undergo a surgical procedure, including overall mental and physical well-being. Advanced age can increase the chances that surgery would not be medically sound, but the decision is unique to […]

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Advancements in Facial Implants

29, December, 2019

When I started practicing medicine in the 1980s, the year 2020 evoked futuristic images of cyborgs and interstellar travel. Now, 2020 is upon us and – while we still don’t have flying cars or robot housekeepers – technology has enabled major advancements in craniofacial implants. As we embark on a new decade, it’s an appropriate […]

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Designer Faces

24, September, 2018

Saville Row is famous for bespoke clothing – clothing made custom for the individual client. Now, bespoke doesn’t have to stop at fashion. Using computer technology, facial implants can be computer designed (CAD) and computer manufactured (CAM) to redesign faces. Bespoke facial surgery allows patients and their doctor to create a look that enhances their […]

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The Limited Role of Mathematical Ideals in Planning Facial Surgery

24, September, 2018

When reconstructing a severely injured face after a motor vehicle accident, the plastic surgeon attempts to return the involved area to its original appearance, or, if that is not possible, to one that is symmetric and accepted as normal. When a patient chooses cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their healthy face, the aesthetic […]

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Computer-designed Implants Provide a Solution to Facial Irregularities after Orthognathic Surgery

24, September, 2018

Many people are born with teeth that don’t fit in their jaw properly – a condition referred to as malocclusion. Most can have the malocclusion corrected with braces. However, in about 10% of patients, braces are inadequate. For these patients, providing proper tooth fit – or occlusion – requires surgical repositioning of the upper and […]

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