Chin surgery is one of the most interesting and powerful procedures in cosmetic surgery.

The chin is extremely important in the appearance of the face and has an effect on how other parts of the face are perceived. For example, a big chin makes the nose look smaller and a small chin makes the nose look bigger.

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Rhinoplasty is my favorite operation in Plastic Surgery.

The impact that subtle changes in the nose can have on overall facial appearance as well as the complexity of nasal anatomy makes rhinoplasty the most fascinating procedure in cosmetic surgery.

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Eyelid surgery has changed significantly in recent years. The traditional method involved excision of skin and fat from both the upper and lower eyelids. The problem is that excess skin and fat are not the only consequences of aging and, in many patients, they aren't the problem at all.

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If I have a specialty, it is the Facelift.

Patients frequently ask, "What technique do you use- SMAS, deep plane, short scar, MACS-lift.?" The answer is, "Whatever technique the patient needs." To have only one technique at your disposal calls to mind the adage, "If you have a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail!"

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Traditional browlifts are based on the idea that if your whole brow is lifted straight up, you will look better. Try it in the mirror. Do you look better? Probably not. You probably look surprised or strange.

Now try this. Look in the mirror and raise slightly just the outer part of the brow. What do you think?

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Facelift Chapters

Grabb Smith's Plastic Surgery 7th Edition


Dr. Thorne is the Editor-in-Chief and the author of several chapters in Grabb and Smith's PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition.

Click here to access the Facelift chapters.

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