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July 1984

Submental Liposuction Extraction With Hard Chin Augmentation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Cosmetic Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(7):454-457. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800330036008

• Liposuction techniques utilizing fat extraction sculpturing of the neck and simultaneous chin augmentation are described herein. In young persons, extraction is carried out in the submental areas. In older patients, who have diffuse fat accumulations and less skin tone, extraction includes the submental and submandibular areas, along with dry tunneling to the lateral borders of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and inferiorly to the suprasternal notch. When the skin tone is poor, with excessive redundancy, combined rhytidectomy with both open and closed liposuction is performed. With liposuction submental sculpturing, necessity for chin augmentation is critical to tauten the submental skin and to give a better neck-chin angle. Hard chin implants are preferred over the soft gelatinous types. We utilized a hard acrylic implant (Rish) in all cases. Results obtained by the dual approach of submental fat suction sculpturing and hard chin augmentation have been excellent.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:454-457)