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The Five Essential Steps in Sliding Genioplasty Surgery

  The sliding genioplasty is a well known surgical procedure to change the position and shape of the chin. It is used for a variety of anesthetic chin issues from horizontal recession, vertical excess and deficiencies and asymmetries. It is done from an intraoral approach and cuts and releases the chin bone (mandibular symphysis) from 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 – Sliding Genioplasty Combined with Chin Implant

  Background: Routine chin deficiencies are well managed by with an implant or a sliding genioplasty. The concept of a routine chin augmentation, in my experience, generally falls into a horizontal chin position movement of 10mms for less. Once the aesthetic need becomes greater than a centimeter there is undoubtably an overall lower jaw skeletal Read More…

The Mentalis Muscle and Chin Augmentation

  The mentalis is a well known muscle of the chin. Any chin surgery procedure involves manipulation of this muscle no matter what type of dimensional chin change is being done or how it is being done. (implant vs. osteotomy vs osteotomy) Since it is the only muscle that has attachments to the anterior surface Read More…

Case Study – Teen Sliding Genioplasty and Step-Off Grafting

  Background: The sliding genioplasty is a well known autogenous chin augmentation procedure. When contrasted to that of a chin implant, it has advantages and disadvantages to the alloplastic alternative. Which chin augmentation approach is best for any patient must be decided on an individual basis. Suffice it to say two different chin augmentation techniques Read More…

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