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Integrated Chin Augmentation Combining Sliding Genioplasty with Implants

Chin augmentation is one of the most common of all facial reshaping surgeries and is usually performed by the placement of an implant. This relatively ‘simple’ procedure works as long as the augmentation needs are within what the style and size of standard implants can provide. But not all chin augmentation patients are accepting of Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Vertical Lengthening Sliding Genioplasty for Chin Augmentation with an Overbite

Background: Aesthetic chin deficiencies are common and most are not associated with a superior occlusal abnormality. But the converse is almost always true….when an occlusal abnormality exists there almost always is a chin deformity. Everyone knows that when the lower jaw is significantly underdeveloped the chin will be correspondingly horizontally short. And this is best Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Female Facelift Enhanced by a Chin Implant

Background: The well known facelift operation affects both hard and soft tissue. It improves the shape of the neck as well as provides increased smoothness among the jawline. It does both because of superolateral soft repositioning helping to unmask a once better defined jawline that has become partially obscured by soft tissue redundancies. The one Read More…

The Anatomy of the Mentalis Muscle in Chin Surgery

The mentalis muscle is the dominant muscle of the chin. It runs vertically from under the lip down across the bottom of the chin into the anterior neck region. It is almost always visualized and illustrated as a single sheet of muscle that covers the entire chin area. Its action is to contract the soft Read More…

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