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The Aesthetic Effects of Blended (Extreme) Chin Augmentation

The classic debate, and sometimes an actual controversy, is whether chin augmentation is best done with an implant or by moving the chin bone. While patients and surgeons often try and compare them by their level of invasiveness, that is really an irrelevant and short-sighted thought process to that decision. That discussion more likely emanates Read More…

The Aesthetic Effects of the Bony Genioplasty – Horizontal Augmentation

Changing the position of the bony chin through an osteotomy is the alternative to that of an implant for certain chin reshaping effects. Unlike an implant, however, a bony genioplasty is capable of a wider array of dimensional changes. The bony chin position can be changed in all three dimensions from increasing horizontal projection, adding Read More…

OR Snapshots – Management of the Bony Stepoff in the Sliding Genioplasty

The sliding genioplasty is a well known chin reshaping procedure that is most commonly associated with a horizontal advancement augmentation. In so doing it is recognized that there will be a resultant ‘step off’ that did not previously exist. As the lower downfractured bone segment is brought forward underneath the fixed superior bone segment, a Read More…

Integrated Chin Augmentation Combining Sliding Genioplasty with Implants

Chin augmentation is one of the most common of all facial reshaping surgeries and is usually performed by the placement of an implant. This relatively ‘simple’ procedure works as long as the augmentation needs are within what the style and size of standard implants can provide. But not all chin augmentation patients are accepting of Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Vertical Lengthening Sliding Genioplasty for Chin Augmentation with an Overbite

Background: Aesthetic chin deficiencies are common and most are not associated with a superior occlusal abnormality. But the converse is almost always true….when an occlusal abnormality exists there almost always is a chin deformity. Everyone knows that when the lower jaw is significantly underdeveloped the chin will be correspondingly horizontally short. And this is best Read More…

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