Would Cheek Augmentation And/or Chin Reduction Be Recommended to Improve a Profile Like This? (photo)

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Improving profile with cheek augmentation

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It is important to see the dentition and the occlusion of the teeth prior to making a decision regarding a mandibular setback procedure.  A simple augmentation of the cheek area can be performed when hyperplasia of the maxilla is present and the cheeks need a simple augmentation. Silastic cheek implants are placed through an intraoral approach, directly over the bone.  This surgery is usually performed under a brief general anesthesia.

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