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The Aesthetic Effects of Blended (Extreme) Chin Augmentation

The classic debate, and sometimes an actual controversy, is whether chin augmentation is best done with an implant or by moving the chin bone. While patients and surgeons often try and compare them by their level of invasiveness, that is really an irrelevant and short-sighted thought process to that decision. That discussion more likely emanates Read More…

The Aesthetic Effects of the Bony Genioplasty – Horizontal Augmentation

Changing the position of the bony chin through an osteotomy is the alternative to that of an implant for certain chin reshaping effects. Unlike an implant, however, a bony genioplasty is capable of a wider array of dimensional changes. The bony chin position can be changed in all three dimensions from increasing horizontal projection, adding Read More…

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…

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