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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Submental Vertical Chin Reduction and Custom Implant Reshaping Through The ‘Mobile Window’

Background:  Aesthetic manipulation of the chin can be done using a variety of implant and bone reshaping techniques. Implants provide various dimensions of augmentation. Bone reshaping is more versatile being capable of both horizontal and vertical increases as well as horizontal, vertical and width reductions. In some patients implants and bone reshaping techniques may be Read More…

Managing The Soft Tissue in Submental Vertical Chin Reductions

Macrogenia or aesthetic large chin deformities present with numerous dimensional excesses. While most people think of a large chin as one that sticks out too far, a chin that is too vertically is also common. In many women, who are most affected by chin overgrowths, their undesired large chin is a combination of both horizontal Read More…

Technical Strategies – Submental Vertical Chin Reduction

Chin reduction poses challenges that other facial bone reductions don’t. Because it is a projecting structure with a tight soft tissue pad attachment, consideration must be given to what will happen to the ‘extra’ soft tissue once the bone is reduced. In addition the chin reduction technique used can also have an influence on the Read More…

Surgical Technique of Intraoral Vertical Chin Reduction

Reduction of a large chin is far less frequently done than chin augmentation. And it is a procedure that is highly gender influenced, more women have it done than men. As a result, information on chin reduction is less available including the various techniques used to perform it. Like chin augmentation and in selecting how Read More…

Current Concepts in Horizontal and Vertical Chin Reduction

Chin reduction, while less commonly performed than chin augmentation, is also an important form of chin reshaping surgery that can improve one’s profile. It involves changing the size and possibly the shape of the chin in order to make it appear smaller. It is far more commonly performed in females than in men. It is 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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