Chin Surgery

  • Harvey M. Rosen


This chapter will focus on the osseous genioplasty or anterior horizontal osteotomy of the mandible. Alloplastic augmentation of the chin will be mentioned only to serve as a point of comparison to osteotomies of the chin.


Lower Face Lower Face Height Mentalis Muscle Vertical Reduction Vertical Elongation 
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    Wolfe, S.A.: Shortening and lengthening the chin. J Craniomaxillofac Surg15: 223, 1987.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Zide, B.M. and McCarthy, J.G.: The mentalis muscle: An essential component of chin and lower lip position. Plast Reconstr Surg83: 413, 1989.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey M. Rosen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Pennsylvania HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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