Advances in Facial Implants

by William J. Binder, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgery Products- August 1998

Beverly Hills based plastic surgeon, William J. Binder, M.D., is one of the pioneers of facial contouring and the use of facial implants. He has developed and holds patents for several custom facial implants. In this article aimed at other surgeons, Dr. Binder details his techniques for facial contouring using facial implants in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Excerpted below are the opening and closing paragraphs.

Beauty is distinguished by bold facial lines, prominent cheekbones, a strong chin and a sharp, well-defined jaw-line. These ideals have stimulated revolutionary changes in aesthetic surgery. One of the most interesting and significant developments in facial plastic surgery involves the use of custom made implants to improve facial definition. Facial contouring is quite literally changing the shape and architecture of the face.

There are very few procedures that will reap the rewards that facial contouring procedures offer. Implants can create a distinct profile, revitalize an aging face or reconstruct facial injuries. Proportion and balance are paramount in the art of facial contouring and the image of beauty. Newer and better implants have enabled the facial plastic surgeon to guarantee patients the results they want to define their facial features. Through the field of facial contouring, surgeons are now able to present cost-efficient options with less complications and more stable results.

About the Author:

William J. Binder, M.D. obtained his pre-medical education at Syracuse University with a B.A. degree in Biology and earned his M.D. degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then spent five years in a post-graduate internship and residency training. Three years were devoted to head, neck, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he became board certified and also secured a teaching position.

Dr. Binder is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).