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Long-Term Radiographic Assessment of Silicone Chin Implants

Chin implants are the most common aesthetic facial implant done of which the vast majority are of silicone composition. Silicone is the most commonly used chin implant material around the world because of its lower cost, ease of insertion due to its flexibility and the wide variety of styles and sizes that are available. The Read More…

Alloplastic Chin Augmentation Book Chapter

In the new textbook OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY I co-wrote a chapter on aesthetic chin surgery entitled ‘Alloplastic Chin Augymentation’. In this chapter is described the basic techniques for the aesthetic correction of chin deficiencies using implants. While this procedure is often viewed as ‘simple’, it often is not well performed with implant selection Read More…

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…

Avoiding Aesthetic Chin Implant Complications II. Vertical Elongation

While the most common chin augmentation dimension is forward or in the horizontal dimension, the most under diagnosed chin augmentation patient is the one who needs some vertical lengthening as well. Vertically elongating the chin typically means a forward and down direction of augmentation in profile (45 degrees in the side view) and not a Read More…

Basic Concepts of Chin Reshaping Surgery

Like the nose, the chin is a major component of the facial profile. Surgically more rhinoplasties are performed for aesthetic facial improvements than chin reshaping procedures. But this speaks more to the combined functional and complex aesthetic deformities caused by the nose compared to the isolated aesthetic effects of the chin which is structurally simpler Read More…

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