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.
Landman MD, Strahan RW, Ward PH. Chin Augmentation With Polytef Paste Injection. Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(1):72–75. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080120014
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: