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A revision rhinoplasty, is more difficult, due to the violation of the normal anatomic structures and ligaments and previous alterations from the initial surgery.  Cartilage grafting is often nee...

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CUTTING EDGE SURGERY (HYBRID VVM SURGERY)Recently, our team began exploring the use of intraoperative sclerotherapy in conjunction with surgery.  Patients with large VVMs are offered sclero...

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Craniosynostosis causes severe abnormalities in the shape of the growing skull causing inhibition of growth perpendicular to the affected growth plate (suture).  To create room for the growing ...

Poland syndrome and tuberous breast are two relatively common breast deformities. Poland syndrome involves malformation of the breast, pectoralis muscle and possibly the hand. A tuberous breast constr...

Carpal TunnelThe carpal tunnel contains the median nerve, which may be crushed by the roof the carpal tunnel due to swelling from repetitive motion.  A carpal tunnel release removes the pre...

The upper and lower jaws can be moved to  improve your bite (occlusion), reduce stress on the TMJ, and improve facial aesthetics.  The incisions are hidden inside mouth and the new position ...

Plastic surgeons are often consulted for excision and/or wound closure for skin cancers that are either complex or located in anatomically sensitive areas.  Dr. Bastidas specializes in techniqu...

The nose lies in the center of the face and is the most visible of all facial structures.  It is composed of a lining, structure and skin envelope, all of which must be individually reconstruct...

One of the most common procedures performed today, small alterations on the underling foundation of the nose can lead to great results in the overall form and function.  Cosmetic rhinoplasty is...

Trauma from car accidents and falls can cause severe damage to the tissues and bones of the legs.  Plastic surgeons are often consulted by orthopaedic and vascular surgeons to help manage co...

Migraines are severe headaches that are thought to arise from a pathologic nerve response from constricting muscles.  Patients non-responsive to medications may be candidates for botox thera...

The lips are the center of facial expression and reconstruction requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy.  The upper lip is in the shape of a bow, and has a central fullness known as th...

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Torn Ear LobesHeavy earrings worn for long-term can lead to stretching of the holes and sometimes complete tears of the earlobe.  Torn ear lobes can be easily repaired under local anesthesia ...

Vascular malformations are abnormal growths of either arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels and capillaries.   Port wine stain (see photos), is a capillary malformation, and may affect a sign...

Chin projection is important in the facial profile, and the lack of adequate projection can lead to a sagging neck and the appearance of a larger than normal nose.   The projection can be au...

Trauma from motor vehicle accidents and infection may often leave large defects in the skull creating significant irregularities and deformities in the scalp.  Working with Neurosurgeons, Plastic...