Sliding genioplasty as a local anesthetic outpatient procedure: a prospective two-center trial.

@article{Spear1987SlidingGA,
  title={Sliding genioplasty as a local anesthetic outpatient procedure: a prospective two-center trial.},
  author={Scott L. Spear and M E Mausner and Henry K. Kawamoto},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          55-67
        }
}
A two-center (U.C.L.A. and Georgetown) prospective trial was planned to examine sliding genioplasty as an outpatient local anesthetic procedure. Thirty-nine patients, 14 male and 25 female, underwent the procedure. Average operating time was 43 minutes (range 15 to 70 minutes). Perioperative pain was remarkably mild, and patient satisfaction was extremely high, even among patients unhappy from previous chin implants. The overall complication rate was 20 percent, including two wound infections… CONTINUE READING

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