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Biologic Tissue Reactions around Jaw Angle Implants

  The placement of implants on the facial bones, like implants placed anywhere in the body, causes well recognized tissue responses. The encapsulation of the implant by scar, known as a capsule, is the body’s method of separating ‘self from non-self’.  This capsule also serves to lock the implant down, creating a fixed and immoveable Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Intraoral Jawline Implant Shaving

  Background: The sliding genioplasty is an often used intraoral procedure for various amounts of chin augmentation. It is effective at moving the anterior end of the chin bone for a variety of dimensional changes. The osteotomy line used to down fracture and mobilize the bone is obliquely oriented and extends from below the tooth Read More…

Case Study – Anterior Vertically Lengthening Custom Jawline Implant

  Background: Most concerns about the need for jawline augmentation are focused on the horizontal and width dimensions. Making the lower jaw more prominent is done by this 2D approach. The main need for adding verticality to the jawline is most commonly done in the posterior jaw angles where a high mandibular plane angle has Read More…

Case Study – Unilateral Custom Implant for Jaw Asymmetry

  Background: Facial asymmetry is common in both young and older people. Most of the time these asymmetries are not large and are usually well tolerated. It is commonly said that most people have facial asymmetries and this is perfectly normal. It is even said that some degree of asymmetry adds character to the face Read More…

Case Study – Custom Jawline Implant for Major Vertical Jaw Angle Lengthening

  Background: There are variety of conditions that can cause bony deformities of the angle region of the lower jaw. Abnormal growth from congenital/developmental causes, traumatic injuries and elective jaw surgery can all adversely affect the shape of the jaw angles. By far in my experience elective osteotomies in orthognathic surgery cause the greatest array Read More…

Case Study – Design Aids in Placing the Custom Jawline Implant

  Background: Changing the shape of the lower face is most effectively done by skeletal augmentation. While injectable filers and fat has a valuable role to play in enhancing facial volumes, they are not effective ‘perimeter’ augmentation methods. They are too soft to create a sharp line of demarcation which is what is needed in Read More…

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