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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform facial esthetic surgery due to extensive training focused on the facial hard and soft tissues. We are fortunate to have authors that are considered authorities from oral and maxillofacial surgery, oculoplastic and head and neck surgery contributing to the chapter which provides a broad review of facial cosmetic surgery. Reviewed is the work up of the cosmetic patient broken down into subunits. Surgical approaches and their variances are presented including blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, facelift procedures, blepharoplasty and forehead lifts. Minimally invasive procedures including skin resurfacing (both laser and chemical), neurotoxins and fillers are presented. Additionally, nuisances of lidocaine toxicity and tumescent technique is discussed. Complications are presented with proposed treatment. The chapter presents what is felt to be important high yield information to aid in preparation for the oral portion of the exam.


  • Glogau scale
  • Fitzpatrick scale
  • Dedo classification
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Platysmaplasty
  • Negative vector
  • Open roof deformity
  • Botulinum toxin
  • SMAS
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Tumescent anesthesia
  • Schirmer’s test
  • Polly beak deformity
  • Pixie ear deformity
  • McKinney’s point
  • McGregor’s patch
  • Saddle nose deformity
  • Keel deformity
  • Cobra neck deformity
  • Marginal reflex distance (MRD1 and MRD2)
  • Dermatochalasis
  • Globe distraction test
  • Snap back test
  • Brow lift
  • Connell’s sign
  • Otoplasty
  • Davis technique
  • Mustardé sutures
  • Telephone ear deformity
  • Cauliflower ear
  • Tretinoin
  • Glycolic acid
  • Hydroquinone
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Milia
  • Er:YAG laser
  • CO2 laser
  • Dysport
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Marionette lines
  • Tyndall effect

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Diepenbrock, R.M. et al. (2021). Cosmetic Surgery. In: Reti, R., Findlay, D. (eds) Oral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer, Cham.

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