Treatment Planning:The Role of Facial Disproportion

  • Harvey M. Rosen


Occasionally, in our zeal to expand the facial skeleton to provide adequate soft tissue support, faces may be made abnormally large, at least compared to normative standards, in both the sagittal and vertical dimensions. Accordingly, the following question must be addressed: Can facial disproportion in the sagittal and/or vertical dimensions be attractive and, if so, under what circumstances? Let us first examine the sagittal dimension.


Lower Face Orthognathic Surgery Facial Skeleton Nasal Dorsum Excessive Degree 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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