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The M Genioplasty for Lower Facial Contour Reduction

  Making the face more slender or narrow consists of a variety of well known bone reshaping procedures that have origin in Asian facial reshaping. For the lower face V-line surgery consists of jaw angle reduction combined with a chin reduction osteotomy. Most commonly the chin osteotomy is a T-shape, removing bone in a vertical Read More…

Case Study – Custom Jawline Implant Overlay of Sliding Genioplasty

  Background: Custom designed facial implants provide a great degree of facial change. The larger surface areas of custom implants and preoperative control of their shape and dimensions allows for a major change in facial shape if desired. To do so augmentation of the midface line (infraorbital-malar) and entire jawline are often done together as Read More…

Bony Chin Asymmetry Correction

  Asymmetry of the chin is not common and is almost always due to the bone. Since the lower jaw is formed embryologically by paired arches coming together in the midline at the chin it would not be surprising that occasionally the two half are not perfectly equal creating a bony asymmetry. (congenital chin asymmetry) Read More…

OR Snapshots – Resorbable Screw Fixation of Sliding Genioplasty

  The sliding genioplasty is the most well known bony reshaping procedure of the chin. It gets its name because of how it was historically described and fixed. An obliquely horizontal bone cut is made at an angle that stays below the anterior tooth roots and the mental nerve foramen. The downfractured chin bone segment Read More…

Case Study – Reverse Sliding Geniplasty for Chin Reduction

  Background: The sliding genioplasty is a well known chin procedure that has both a long history and a variety of uses. In its classic form it is a horizontal chin advancement procedure by a forward repositioning of the mandibular symphysis bone. With the advent of plate and screw fixation, the procedure has been expanded Read More…

OR Snapshots – Chin Asymmetry Osteotomy Correction

  Asymmetry of the chin is not uncommon and has various causes. Fundamentally it can be either due to how jaw has developed along its two sides with the chin at its end reflecting the difference between the two sides or can be directly due to asymmetry of the chin bone itself. That diagnosis is Read More…

Case Study – Square Chin Reshaping with Corner Ostectomies

  Background: A female chin shape has a more rounded or a tapered look. The male chin can be also be rounded but a square shape is more gender specific and often desired. In facial feminization surgery changing the shape of the lower third of the face can be done by chin reshaping alone or Read More…

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