Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
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Recognizing and managing complications in blepharoplasty.
The goal of this article is to enhance the surgical precision and accuracy of surgeons performing upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The most common blepharoplasty complications are described and how to avoid them is discussed in detail. Complications range from mild to severe and for each, preo...
Complications in facial plastic surgery.
Combined fractionated CO2 and low-power erbium:YAG laser treatments.
This article addresses the use of fractionated CO(2) laser and erbium:YAG laser for facial rejuvenation. Outcomes and limitations of these techniques are discussed, along with a stepwise summary of techniques as they are used in clinical practice. An evaluation of patient satisfactio...
Midcheek and lower face/neck rejuvenation in the male patient.
Rejuvenation of the mid- and lower face in the male patient can be challenging. Historically, most of these procedures were performed on female patients. However, an increasing number of men are seeking rejuvenative procedures and because of this trend, it is imperative that facial plastic surgeons...
Facial resurfacing of the male patient.
Cosmetic facial plastic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical alike, continue to increase in number. Recent statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that approximately 78% of the nearly 8.3 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States each year are nons...
The unhappy patient following facial plastic surgery: what to do?
Some patients are unhappy with the results of facial plastic surgery, even if the surgeon is pleased with the outcome. Dealing with this potential problem begins with the preoperative assessment as to how the patient might handle a result that is less than perfect. "When in doubt, don't" is a good r...
Alloplastic contouring for suborbital, maxillary, zygomatic deficiencies.
The authors have developed a new suborbital tear trough-malar extended implant that provides a comprehensive augmentation of the entire suborbital rim and malar region. The results have been excellent in all cases. There have been no postoperative symptoms relating to the infraorbital nerve. The maj...
The subnasal lift.
As is true in other areas of the face, gravity eventually results in stretching of the cutaneous portion of the upper lip. Although the lip-lift procedure was described almost 30 years ago, only a limited number of surgeons are familiar with the technique. The procedure is simple and effective, invo...
A method in creation of the superior palpebral fold in Asians using a continuous buried tarsal stitch (CBTS).
A simple stitch method in constructing the superior palpebral fold in Asian upper eyelids is described. Using a 7-O SurgiPro continuous stitch and securing six consecutive transcutaneous intratarsal fixations, the author was able to produce a consistent natural result with high success rates and no...
Sailing the straits of approval: the nature of FDA approval and its implications for surgeons.
Use of Food and Drug Administration-approved medications and products for other than the approved indications is common in facial plastic surgery and violates no laws. Addressing practical concerns about such use strengthens the doctor-patient relationship and can minimize the risk of successful all...