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July 20, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(3):186-191. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810290016004

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No matter how slight or how marked may be the retrusion of a chin or mandible, such an abnormality invariably disturbs to some degree the function of the jaws and the symmetry or normality of facial contour. Such being the case, it is obvious that in the treatment of any retruded mandible there are two objectives to be considered: the functional and the esthetic. While it is true that many operative methods will accomplish both of these objectives more or less satisfactorily, in this paper we are concerned chiefly with those surgical measures of a purely cosmetic nature which are intended to correct or improve the visible external deformity produced by a retracted mandible.

In recent years the esthetic results attainable by plastic procedures in the treatment of retruded chins are increasingly more satisfactory. We are convinced that such operations, alone or in conjunction with other measures, offer the most

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