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July 1992

Chin Augmentation: An Important Adjunctive Procedure to Rhinoplasty

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(7):682-686. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880070012002

• Augmentation mentoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed specifically to supplement deficient fullness of the mental area. Patients seeking care from rhinoplastic surgeons for nasal corrective procedures may not be aware of a deficiency, which is the most common abnormality in this area. Complete evaluation of the full facial profile, which should be performed in all potential rhinoplasty patients, identifies such abnormalities. The general concepts of preoperative evaluation, corrective options available, including make of implant materials, and complications are discussed. Patients with mild to moderate microgenia can be simply corrected by augmentation mentoplasty to balance the facial profile. The most common method of adding fullness in the chin area is use of an implantable material. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the available materials.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:682-686)