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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Infected Mesh Chin Implant Removal

  Background: Chin augmentation has been done by a variety of materials over the years. Each biomaterial used has is own unique handling and tissue response characteristics. But fundamentally these materials come down to those with a smooth or non-smooth outer surface. Materials with a non-smooth surface are associated with varying degrees of tissue adherence Read More…

Case Study – Custom Chin Implant for 3D Lengthening and a Square Chin Look

  Background: Chin augmentation is a common facial enhancement procedure that provides increased horizontal projection. This helps bring many such affected faces into better balance by lengthening the lower jaw to be more in line with the upper two-thirds of the face. While being the most common aesthetic chin deficiency, horizontal underprojection is not the Read More…

Conform Chin Implants and Their Capsules

  Chin implants are the most historic of all facial implants. As a result they have been through the greatest number of design changes and resultant size availabilities. Initial introduced a button shape the biggest design advancement came in the 1990s with the introduction of extended anatomic designs. This was a logical extension of the Read More…

Case Study – Vertical Lengthening Chin Implant Replacement

  Background: Chin augmentation is most commonly done using an implant. While standard chin implants comes in various styles and sizes, they all provide their effect though a horizontal increase of chin projection. While this fits in well with most patient’s aesthetic needs, some chin deficient patients have a more 3D dimensional deficiency. Vertical deficiency Read More…

OR Snapshots – From Chin Implant to Custom Jawline Implant

  The traditional approach to jaw augmentation has been a chin implant for many decades. Bringing the front part of the lower jaw forward is the common perception of improving the contour of the lower third of the face. Chin augmentation is commonly performed in young patients and is also often part of a facelift Read More…

The Role of Custom Chin Implants

  Chin implants are the original and most frequently performed facial implant augmentation procedure. With an over fifty year history of clinical use it is no surprise that a wide variety of implant styles and sizes of each have become available. Despite the relatively small size of the bony chin, many different implant shapes have Read More…

The Role of Mandibular Ligaments in Chin Implant Surgery

  Chin augmentation using an implant is the common form of aesthetic facial augmentation. Putting an implant on the front edge of the chin bone has been done for over fifty years using a variety of materials. Silicone chin implants dominate the materials used for chin augmentation and are available in a variety of styles. Read More…

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