Chin augmentation with conchal cartilage

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Profile enhancement most frequently involves mentoplasty. For this purpose, the author performs conchal grafts to the chin. A total of 28 women aged 15 to 76 years (mean age, 38.11 ± 15.11 years) requested mentoplasty by itself or combined with rhinoplasty, rhytidoplasty, or submental lipoplasty. The conchal cartilage was harvested subperichondrally through a posterior 3-cm incision. The specimen measured 3 x 1 cm, which was sufficient to project the chin 2 to 3 mm. For 4 to 5 mm of projection, both cartilages were used. The graft was positioned under the periosteum and held with two 5-0 nylon sutures. In these cases, the conchal cartilage graft was a suitable option for chin augmentations up to 5 mm.



Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Cartilage graft, Chin, Clinical article, Esthetic surgery, Eyelid reconstruction, Female, Human, Liposuction, Mandible reconstruction, Nose reconstruction, Priority journal, Surgical technique, Treatment outcome, Blepharoplasty, Cartilage, Combined Modality Therapy, Lipectomy, Middle Aged, Rhinoplasty, Rhytidoplasty, Surgery, Plastic

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, v. 111, n. 2, p. 899-903, 2003.