Case Study: Sliding Geniopasty with Indwelling Chin Implant

  Background: Horizontal chin augmentation can be done using either a synthetic chin implant or a sliding genioplasty. There are advantages and disadvantages with either approach and they must be considered in an individual patient basis. The decision in any patient ultimately depends on their perception of an alloplastic vs. an autogenous approach, the risks…Read More…

Case Study: Sliding Genioplasty for Lower Facial Elongation

  Background: A sliding genioplasty is a well known and historic procedure for changing the shape of the chin. It was originally described in the 1940s but has evolved considerably due to the use of rigid fixation using plates and screws. While once clever osteotomy designs and wire fixation methods were used for stabilization of…Read More…

Case Study – Female V-Line Jaw Narrowing Surgery

  Background: Jaw or jawline reduction surgery is directed towards narrowing the lower third of the face. Very square or wide lower faces is either considered too masculine or aesthetically undesired in women in particular and in some men. While widely considered an Asian (particularly Korean) type surgery, it is becoming more commonly requested amongst…Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Reversal Sliding Genioplasty

  Background: Chin augmentation can be done by using either an implant or actually moving the chin bone.  A chin implant is by far the most common genioplasty method because it is simpler, less invasive and easily reversible. While the sliding genioplasty method can be done alone, it is almost always used when other facial…Read More…

Sliding Genioplasty Modification for Jawline/Lower Facial Reshaping

  In facial reshaping surgery, it is important to appreciate the differences between a Western vs an Asian type face. While a strong jawline is attractive by Western standards, a more narrow lower face that makes an oval or a v-line look is preferred. To achieve this Asian form of mandibular contouring surgery, various forms…Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study: Maxillomandibular Advancement for Sleep Apnea and Improved Facial Profile

  Background: Sleep apnea, specifically called OSA or obstructive sleep apnea, can be a limiting condition that adverses affects one’s daytime life. This is evident by excessive daytime drowsiness and problems in concentrating and memory loss. The causes of sleep apnea have been well documented and can involve multiple sites along the nasopharyngeal airway passages…Read More…

Technical Strategies in Plastic Surgery – Combining Chin Implant and Sliding Genioplasty for Large Chin Augmentations

  Chin augmentation can be done by a variety of surgical methods including a chin implant and a sliding genioplasty. Each of these aesthetic chin techniques has a role to play and they have their own advantages and disadvantages. But both have the same limitation…a limit to how much the chin can be horizontally projected….Read More…

Case Study: Sliding Genioplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improvement

  Background: Chin augmentation with a sliding genioplasty is a well known aesthetic technique. It is not done as commonly as a chin implant but in the right patient has its own advantages. One of its benefits is that it brings the chin forward with its attached tongue-side musculature as well as lengthening the jawline….Read More…

Management of the Step-Off in a Sliding Genioplasty

  A sliding genioplasty is a well known method of chin augmentation. It is often compared to a chin implant when considering aesthetic changes to the chin as a more natural alternative. But the reality is that its indications for use are somewhat different than an onlay bony augmentation. It is often only used when…Read More…

Case Study: Sliding Genioplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  Background: Sleep apnea is a well known nocturnal disorder in which one’s breathing is either very shallow or actually pauses during sleep. It is the length of these breathing pauses that are significant as they result in a drop of one’s oxygen levels due to decreased air intake. This creates a variety of medical…Read More…