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January 1972

Chin Augmentation With Polytef Paste Injection

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(1):72-75. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080120014

The suitability of cosmetic augmentation mentoplasty with percutaneous injection of polytef (Ethicon PTFE) paste for injection was studied in five monkeys. Six month observation and histologic sections of the mandible, chin, and adjacent lymph nodes shows this to be a potentially simple, safe, and effective method for correcting the receding chin. Augmentation mentoplasty by polytef paste injection has produced satisfactory short-term results in five patients.