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There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. Silicone gel prostheses older than 10 years have the risk of either leakage or outright rupture. The role of silicone gel in relation to connective tissue disease or amyloidosis has not been proved by current serologic, immunologic, or epidemiologic tests. In this(More)
Women with extremely large and ptotic breasts have many complaints and difficulties during daily life. Conventional reduction mammaplasty techniques are not convenient because the presence of excess tissue beneath and over a long pedicle may cause nipple-areola complex necrosis. These patients mostly have systemic health problems so they benefit from a(More)
A 39-year-old man with pachydermoperiostosis is presented. He had enlarged, thickened upper eyelids that made it difficult for him to open his eyes. Eyelid correction was performed by resecting the excessive skin and orbicularis muscle in a fusiform shape and shortening the levator aponeurosis by plication. A wedge resection of the lateral third of the(More)
Vertical mammaplasty is a simple and safe procedure that relies on an upper pedicle to the areola with lower central breast reduction and glandular shaping. We applied this technique to six patients adding a modification of the vertical scar which distributed skin tension both to the areola and vertical suture line. It prevented an unacceptable puckering(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous approaches and techniques have been described to achieve a desired result in tip surgery, but there are few studies that define or analyze the changes that occur after surgery. Therefore, the authors planned a study to document changes in nasal tip projection, crural and lobular lengths of the columella, columellar length, and(More)
The use of an ipsilateral or a contralateral rectus abdominis muscle as a pedicle and comparison of their advantages and disadvantages in TRAM flap breast reconstruction have been reported in the literature. In our clinical experience with 22 pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstructions, the use of either an ipsilateral or contralateral pedicle was found to be(More)
A 45-year-old woman injected bovine fat in liquid form in to her periorbital area and nasolabial folds near the lip margin and glabellar area to look younger. She was influenced by a TV program about fat augmentation of the aging face and collagen injection to the wrinkles. Major depression had been diagnosed for this woman 5 years previously, after which(More)
The eyelid–eyebrow region is the center for facial expression. Youth and beauty are associated with smooth, wrinkle-free skin and proportional facial features. The position of the eyebrows conveys emotion, and consequently, even a minor change in brow position can alter the expression of an individual's face. Repositioning the eyebrows and reducing the(More)