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Facial Bone Contouring: Complications and How to Manage

Many patients who seek facial bone contouring surgeries desire a slim jaw, but such procedure is not merely a procedure that slims down the face by resecting mandibular angles but a procedure for shaping an aesthetically pleasing lower face that blends well with the upper and midfacial area. To achieve this, the overall shape of the mandible must be taken into account, and genioplasty must also be considered to create an aesthetically pleasing lower face. Currently, there is a consensus regarding facial bone-contouring surgery that includes angle ostectomy and lateral cortex excision or shaving. In addition, the importance of lower chin contour has been emphasized, and several techniques suc

Thread Lift: Techniques and Effects of PDO Mono-Threads

Science has pushed the development of medical technology and techniques forward by measures of which we could hardly fathom in past - today, the progress of thread lifting techniques has improved ever so much that, if performed correctly, it is one of the safest and most reliable non-surgical procedures available. Currently, there are many thread lift techniques with respect to the specific types of thread used on specific areas, such as mid-face, lower face, or neck area. Various studies have been conducted and reviews performed on thread lift techniques for specific areas according to type of thread, patient selection, and how to match the most appropriate to the patient. However, threads

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Treatment: Face, Neck and Eye Rejuvenation

In recent years, Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) has been used as an effective treatment in various medical and surgical fields, and to date, studies investigating the effect of PRP have shown relatively promising results. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP is an autologous concentration of human platelets contained in a small volume of plasma and has been shown to accelerate rejuvenation in ageing skin by various growth factors and cell adhesion molecules including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF). These growth factors are known to regulate processes including cell migrati

Complications of Thread Lift and How to Manage II: Thread Migration, Bulging at Entry Point, Sunken

Thread lift was developed as a cosmetic procedure alternative to improve the face by giving patients a more youthful and attractive appearance. While the thread lift is increasingly popular in the world of plastic surgery, it can present complications. The traditional face lift not only requires a hefty amount of time and money, but it can also be a traumatic experience for patients, with high risk and potential complications. Side effects of a thread lift are few, especially compared to other face lift techniques. However, it is not uncommon for the treated area to be bruised and swollen, subsiding within a week or less. In some cases, the treated areas may also experience numbness. Other c

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