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Sculpting and Plastic Surgery

“Without craftsmanship inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind”

— Johannes Brahms

Artists and Plastic Surgeons have endeavored to calculate the dimensions of the perfect face. The Golden ratio or the Fibonacci Mathematical Series (or the so-called Divine Proporttion 1:1.618) define the proportions seen in nature, as found in a beautiful nautilus spiral or the dimensions of the perfect face, and the well-proportioned human body which adheres to this Golden ratio.

Liposuction continues to be the most effective procedure and most popular procedure that is able to achieve dramatic changes in patients’ body contours. As with most cosmetic surgery procedures, the technology associated with liposuction has advanced, bringing with it both new techniques and new terms, such as High-Definition Liposculpture. Liposculpture has blended plastic surgery and sculpting.

Sculpting is an art involving operating in 3 Dimensions. The term three-dimensional refers to the three dimensions of space – depth, breadth, and length, and is distinguished from other art, such as drawing and painting, which are two-dimensional. A sculptor can sculpt, chisel, carve, and cast with a variety of mediums, or choose to specialize in just one.

"Bathroom Break" Sculpture created by Dr. De La Cruz, Houston Plastic Surgeon

Figure 1: "Bathroom Break' Sculpture created by Houston Plastic Surgeon and Sculptor, Dr. Emmanuel De La Cruz.

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