Category: Miscellaneous

Restoring and Rejuvenating the Shape of the Eye

10, May, 2019

The upper and lower lids form the boundary of the eye, which is referred to as the palpebral fissure. The medial canthus and the lateral canthus are the V-like structures where the upper and lower lids meet. As illustrated below, the youthful palpebral fissure is long and narrow with a slight lateral upward inclination. This […]

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Skeletal versus Soft Tissue Facial Augmentation

19, February, 2019

In the last decade, facial rejuvenation surgery has transformed dramatically as plastic surgeons recognized that as patients age, their skin not only stretches and sags but that the soft tissue of the face also atrophies, or loses volume. With this understanding, facial rejuvenation surgery techniques are no longer focused on simply removing excess skin or […]

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Why Men Wear Beards

24, September, 2018

It’s not just hipsters in Brooklyn wearing beards these days. The trend has gone mainstream and the bigger the better seems to be many men’s moto. Why? It’s found such broad traction because beards creates the illusion of a larger, more prominent jaw – a trait traditionally perceived as masculine. Men’s faces and particularly lower […]

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When to Choose Minimally Invasive Procedures – and When Not To

24, September, 2018

Minimally invasive procedures promise minimal recovery, minimal pain, minimal expense but too often minimal results. Biologic and pharmaceutical research, computer technology, and surgical refinement make available many ways to improve facial appearance.  Among these varied options, a number of procedures that are less or minimally invasive have become popular because they offer a faster recovery […]

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The Role of Anthropometry in Planning Aesthetic Surgery

24, September, 2018

Medical anthropometry is the collection of precise, reproducible surface measurements of the human body. The late Leslie Farkas was a medical anthropologist who accumulated large numbers of facial surface measurements – including landmarks, size and inclination of features – of various population groups of both sexes. These data defined normal – or average – values, as […]

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