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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Submental Chin Reduction Technique in Females

  Background: Chin deficiency is the most common aesthetic deficiency in men while chin excess is fairly uncommon. In women, however, excessive chin deformities are far more common. Such macrogenias (large chins) occur in two main dimensions, horizontal and vertical, and often presents as a combination of both. Excessive width often occurs as well but Read More…

Case Study – Submental Technique for Vertical Chin Reduction

  Background: Excessive chin projection can occur in numerous dimensions and often involves multiple dimensional excesses concurrently. But isolated chin excesses or single dimensional macrogenias (large chins) do occur and presents as either in the horizontal or vertical dimensions. Vertical macrogenia can be effectively treated through two different approaches unlike many other types of large 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…

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…

Case Study – Female Submental Chin Reduction

  Background: Chin reduction remains an infrequently performed and challenging procedure. It is a far ‘simpler’ aesthetic prospect to stretch out the soft tissues of a bony prominence through implants or osteotomies (chin expansion) than it is to do a bony chin reduction. While often believed that simple burring of the bone from an intraoral Read More…

Case Study – Chin Asymmetry Correction

  Background: The chin is the most projecting part of the lower face. As the most anterior projecting point of the mandible, the chin puts the overlying soft tissue under the most tension of any area of the face other than the nose. As a result the shape of the symphyseal chin bone is readily Read More…

Case Study – Aesthetic Correction of the High Angle Jaw Deformity

  Background: The shape of the jawline consists of various anatomic zones that has numerous dimensions. While the most common aesthetic concerns are a chin that does not have enough horizontal projection or jaw angles that are not wide enough, there are many other types of aesthetic deformities of the jawline. One such undesired jawline Read More…

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