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August 1973

Avoiding Bone Resorption Under Plastic Chin Implants

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the University of California at Irvine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(2):100-101. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020106007

Bone resorption associated with chin augmentation procedures is thought to be due to pressure on the bone exerted by the implanted materials.

A technique minimizing such pressure is described, using multiple small, soft silicone rubber (Silastic) sponge implants, inserted extra-orally with minimum undermining immediately above the periosteum. Postoperative examinations have revealed no indications of bony changes in patients subjected to this technique.