Lower face reduction with full-thickness marginal ostectomy of mandibular corpus-angle followed by corticectomy.

@article{Hirohi2010LowerFR,
  title={Lower face reduction with full-thickness marginal ostectomy of mandibular corpus-angle followed by corticectomy.},
  author={Toshitsugu Hirohi and Kotaro Yoshimura},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={1251-9}
}
BACKGROUND In Asian countries, many patients with a prominent mandibular angle desire its correction, because they consider it to be an unappealing feature. Reduction mandibuloplasty has been frequently performed through the intraoral approach, but an invisible mandibular angle forces the surgeon to perform blind ostectomy. In addition, the limited mobility of the oscillating saw leads to semi-vertical ostectomy, and leaves unnatural mandibular contours, such as loss of the mandibular angle… CONTINUE READING

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