ISTANBUL / TURKEY
long sweeping elegant jawline is a most desirable feature
in an attractive face and neck Retrognathia, manifested
by bony mandibular deficiency and/or loss of muscular skin
pad posture, creates facial disharmony and proportion imbalance.
Inadequate chin projection is commonly encountered in patients
seeking aesthetic facial surgery. Although chin augmentation
may be performed as an isolated procedure, it is frequently
performed as an adjunct to rhinoplasty or rhytidectomy.
Submental lipectomy associated with chin augmentation adds
a further refinement to the mandibulocervical definition.
and significant facial skeletal abnormalities are of course
not corrected by chin augmentation alone. Patients with
major mandibular deficiencies and asymmetries are best treated
by orthognathic and orthodontic correction.
In the rhinoplasty
patient, augmentation of the chin brings the lower third
of the face into improved alignment and harmony with the
middle third. The degree of apparent nasal projection is
often dramatically changed in appearance by relative changes
in chin projection.
rhytidectomy patient, as a consequence of aging, commonly
exhibits poor chin projection associated with an obtuse
cervicomandibular angle. Conservative augmentation with
a chin implant establishes better projection and increased
differentiation of the mandibular horizontal and cervical
vertical planes. The implant may also serve to augment the
ptotic chin softtissue structures frequently found in the
aging chin; significant chin pad sagging, however, requires
cephalic repositioning of the ptotic muscle pad to correct
an inferior malposition of these tissues. Chin
implants can be placed through an intraoral or a small external
incision. External incision is placed under the chin and
is not visible.
and polyethylene (porex) implants are available in market
for chin augmentation. We prefer polyethylene implants in
majority of our applications.
Augmentation of cheek bones plays a significant
role in facial contouring. The patients who present with
a generally flat appearance of the midface will benefit
from malar augmentation. The results of midface augmentation
in the appropiate patient has been very gratifying. It can
produce a nice contour to a flat or poorly defined face.
Silicon or polyethylene (porex) implants can be used for
augmentation of cheek bones. We prefer polyethylene implants
in most of our cases. Our preffered way of implantation
through the intraoral way. Malar augmentation is usually
combined with face lift procedures.
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