Case Study: Chin Narrowing Surgery By Lateral Ostectomies

  Background: The chin has a major impact on the appearance of the lower face. While most think of it as only from a horizontal projection perspective, its frontal shape has a major influence on the gender identification to whom it is attached. Men often have strong more square chin shapes in the front view…Read More…

Chin Narrowing and Lengthening for Slenderizing the Wide Lower Face

  Jaw angle reduction, also known as angoplasty, is one of the most commonly performed procedures for lower facial width reduction particularly in Asians. While it has been touted for years as a mainstay facial bone reduction procedure, it is not as effective as many believe. And when done aggressively through an amputation technique, it…Read More…

Chin Narrowing by Lateral Tubercle Reduction

A square chin and jawline is considered desireable in a male but not so in a female. It is also deemed unattractive in certain ethnicities such as in the Asian face as well as in the male to female transgender face. Reduction of a square jawline is often perceived as that of the jaw angles….Read More…

Lateral Chin Ostectomies – Narrowing the Broad or Wide Chin

The chin is the most dominant feature of the lower face. It has significant influence on the perception of facial balance and how the neck looks as well. While the chin may only be thought of as being too small or too big, there are other dimensions to the chin that also play a role…Read More…