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Chin Augmentation with Conchal Cartilage.

Viterbo, Fausto M.D., Ph.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: February 2003
doi: 10.1097/01.PRS.0000041614.35184.C6
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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. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 111: 899, 2003.)

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