Osseous genioplasty: Technical considerations

Brett A. Miles, Joseph L. Leach

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Abstract

Osseous genioplasty remains an important technique in the surgical alteration of the chin. Additionally, it is an extremely stable procedure associated with a relatively low risk of complications. The technique is an excellent adjunctive procedure when combined with other aesthetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, cervical liposuction/lipectomy, and rhytidectomy. Despite the recent popularity of the alloplastic chin implant, osseous genioplasty provides superior versatility in surgical alteration of chin morphology and has the distinct advantage of being an autologous technique. Several variations of the technique may be utilized to address various morphologic deformities of the chin. A thorough understanding of mandibular anatomy is critical to perform osseous genioplasty in an appropriate manner and avoid complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alloplastic augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Chin implant
  • Genioplasty

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