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Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Reconstruction of the Scalp

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I’ve had a large squamous cell cancer on my scalp. I would like it removed but I am also concerned about the defect. What should I do?  Case Study  The patient is a 74-year-old male who noticed a crusting lesion of his scalp. This grew rapidly. A biopsy of the lesion was consistent with squamous […]

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Basal Cell Cancer: Reconstruction of the Nose

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I had a small bump on my nose that my dermatologist said was basal cell cancer. I had it resected and now I have a huge hole in my nose. I need my face to look its best for work and would prefer to have the best result possible. What should I do? Figure 1: […]

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The Micro-Mini Lift®: Frequently Asked Questions

by Michael Godin
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Through years of work and experience, I have developed a modification of the standard facelift, which I have named the Micro-Mini Lift®. This is most appropriate for patients with a small amount of excess skin in the jaw line and/or minor looseness of the neck. The incisions are small and recovery time is usually less […]

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Micro-Mini Lift®: Shorter Recovery Time Than a Facelift

by Michael Godin
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Question: I am currently in my 40s and I have recently started to think about a facelift to enhance my appearance and give me a more youthful look. Because of my busy lifestyle, I feel that I may not be the best candidate for a full facelift. My friends told me about the Micro-Mini Lift […]

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The Micro-Mini Lift®: Minimally Invasive Facelift

by Michael Godin
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Question: I’m a 45-year-old woman and am beginning to see signs of loose skin around my jaw and neck areas. I’ve considered undergoing a traditional facelift but my work and lifestyle have never really allowed for the extended recovery time. Can the Micro-Mini Lift provide me with the results that I am seeking given my […]

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Bruce Jenner and Facial Feminization Surgery for Transgender Individuals

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Recent news of Bruce Jenner’s gender transformation has brought to light some of the struggles of the transgender population. Generally speaking, transgender individuals live in a body that feels foreign to them. Plastic surgery can assist with the physical transformation from male to female. These surgeries include sexual reassignment as well as facial transformation procedures. […]

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Russell Westbrook: Facial Injury and Surgery

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 28, 2015 – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Joseph Rehm and Dr. Jason Hamilton with Thunder medical personnel […]

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Boxer’s Ear: Can your ear explode?

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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No. 3-ranked UFC fighter, Leslie Smith sustained a match-ending right cross to the side of her head in a bout against contender Jessica Eye. The 125lb fighter was forced to stop the fight when a hematoma in her left ear violently ruptured after a direct blow from her opponent. Leslie had been draining a preexisting […]

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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  Is Mohs surgery right for my skin cancer? Question: I was recently diagnosed with a skin cancer lesion on my cheek. After biopsy I was told that my lesion was a basal cell carcinoma that was most likely caused by years of unprotected sun exposure. My doctors have advised me to have the lesion […]

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Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  Can unsightly thyroidectomy scars be avoided? Question: Over the past year I have developed symptoms of sweating, palpitations, high blood pressure and anxiety that my physician has said are due to an overactive thyroid gland. Recently, I have begun to develop a sensation of fullness in my throat, sometimes making it difficult to breathe. […]

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Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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Is cryotherapy an effective treatment for keloids? Question: A few years ago I had surgery to remove a small growth from my ear. A few months after the procedure I noticed that I was left with a scar that continued to grow. My doctor diagnosed me with a keloid and said that I could have […]

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