Continuing the quest for perfect male nipple positions

“Little is known about the perfect NAC [nipple–areola complex] position in men” – explain a research team from the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany. In order to help pinpoint the perfect position, they first photographed six healthy (shirtless) men  – then, all traces of their actual NAC positions […]

Crafting a “six-pack” from excess body fat

“Currently we are experiencing a ‘golden age’ of plastic surgery body contouring with new innovations by thought leaders, including fat grafting, which are completely raising the bar of postoperative results that can now be delivered to the patients in terms of appearing youthful and sculpted yet natural.” Today, for example, it’s possible to create (apparent) […]

‘Spock,’ ‘Joker,’ & ‘Mephisto’ eyebrows – avoidance techniques for aesthetic surgeons

Aesthetic surgeons in the business of facial wrinkle reduction have noted that if one weakens the glabella muscle with injections of AbobotulinumtoxinA without also weakening the frontalis muscle, unwanted side effects can occur. Known in the trade as ‘Spock,’ ‘Joker,’ or ‘Mephisto’ eyebrows. These side effects can be avoided by also injecting the fontalis muscle […]

Ear gauging – and surgical reversal techniques

“There is an ever increasing market for surgical repair of gauged ears.” informs an article in The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 32, No. 4, 2015. If you haven’t come across the concept of ‘gauged ears’ before, the authors provide a short explanation and historical context: “Ear gauging, also known as ‘ear plugging’, can […]

Nasal Photography – new directions

“In the frontal view, delicate, 3-dimensional (3D) anatomic structures require special photographic skills. Lighting is crucial for detail rendition and 3D reproduction of the nose, and for apparent photographic bias.” The observation is provided by authors Benedikt Strub, Konrad Mende, Claudia Meuli-Simmen, and Stephan Bessler in a new paper for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, entitled: […]

Further progress in male nipple positioning

Since 2009, progress has been made in devising techniques for determining ideal male nipple positions. (see previous Improbable item on Divine Proportions in male nipple re-positioning) A research team from the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, have now contributed to the body of work – noting […]

In search of the “beautiful” umbilicus

Dr Shu Jin Lee, and colleagues at the Department of Surgery, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, have been examining the pages of Playboy Magazine – they are in search of “beauty”. Specifically, beautiful navels. With the aid of computer software which they have developed (called the Aesthetic Analyzer*) […]

Scrotal cosmetic beagle implants

If you were tasked with implanting silicone gel testicular prostheses in a beagle dog, which would be the more effective procedure, “under the tunica albuginea” or “under the tunica vaginalis”? Tong-li Hao (Department of Urology, General Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China) and Peng Chen (Department of Electromagnetics and Laser Biology, Radiation Medicine […]

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