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Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks

Published on June 13, 2013 by

Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks There is nothing uglier than big, chipmunk cheeks other than perhaps a devil looking arched brow or a duck-like lip.  How do you avoid this problem?  Should one not fill the cheeks at all then?  The answer is no since the cheek is one of […]

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The Outer Face: Converting Double Concavities into Convexities

Published on January 2, 2013 by

The Outer Face:  Converting Double Concavities into Convexities The one thing that I cannot stand is seeing a face that appears disjointed, i.e., part of the face has been over augmented relative to another.  Perhaps the two biggest problem areas that I see are the lips and the cheeks.  In fact, I have come up […]

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Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery

Published on December 31, 2011 by

Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery I was giving a lecture a few years ago in Hilton Head when the surgeon before me who is about 30 years older than I am said, “Give a patient what they want not what they need.” I went on stage right after him and said, “I give […]

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Suzanne Somer’s Facial Injections: Oh My God!

Published on July 11, 2011 by

Suzanne Somer’s Facial Injections:  Oh My God! Recently, I performed a fat transfer on a lady from Houston who showed me a photograph of Suzanne Somer’s during our preoperative visit the day before the procedure.  She had already sent me an email terribly worried about the procedure, asking whether I would make her look like […]

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Madonna’s Cheek Implants

Published on July 1, 2011 by

Madonna’s Cheek Implants Madonna has had some amazing work done and also some very bad work done as well.  The one thing that gained my attention was her cheek augmentation she had a couple of years ago. I believe she underwent cheek implants to make her look younger but the opposite effect occurred, she looked […]

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The Importance of the Buccal Zone: Joining the Mid to Lower Face

Published on April 7, 2011 by

The Importance of the Buccal Zone: Joining the Mid to Lower Face The buccal area is defined as the part of the face where if you sucked in your cheeks they would suck inward.  It is the area that in a very skinny person can make one look gaunt, and the buccal area resides in […]

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Rethinking Facial Implants

Published on February 22, 2011 by

Rethinking Facial Implants When considering a cheek augmentation, consider truly what would benefit you most.  In many young individuals with weak bone structure, a cheek implant made of silicone or other material can be an ideal choice since it is reversible, easily inserted and can provide a better, more attractive structure to the face.  However, cheek […]

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