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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 central Read More…

The Geniohyoid Muscle in Vertical Chin Reduction

There are many types of dimensional changes that can be done to the bony chin. From an osteotomy standpoint, the most common bony movement is horizontal of the down fractured segment with the well known sliding genioplasty procedure. This is effective at not only moving the bone but also has the benefit of moving the Read More…

OR Snapshots – Vertical Lengthening Genioplasty with Interpositional Graft

Chin augmentation is traditionally thought as a choice between a chin implant and a sliding genioplasty. While seen as the two procedure choices for chin reshaping they are not really interchangeable. Besides the difference between synthetically augmenting the bone vs actually cutting and moving the bone, they can achieve different dimensional chin changes. The one Read More…

The Need for Interpositional Grafting in Vertical Lengthening Genioplasty

The sliding genioplasty is a well known chin augmentation procedure that is commonly used for horionzontal advancement. But cutting and moving the chin bone can be done for other dimensional changes of which vertical lengthening is also a good indication. Historically vertical lengthening of the chin could only be done with an opening bony genioplasty. Read More…

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