Reduction mandibuloplasty for facial aesthetic enhancement in western women - a case report

Authors

  • Gustavo Almeida Souza Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Renato da Costa Ribeiro Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Francisco Azevedo Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Paulo Henrique Luiz de Freitas Federal University of Sergipe at Lagarto http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1721-848X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n3a2016-32080

Keywords:

Mandibular osteotomy, Face, Esthetics

Abstract

This paper reports on the case of a Western female patient with square jaw and low mandibular angle deformity who sought treatment for aesthetic facial enhancement. While face-narrowing surgical procedures are especially popular among Asian women, there seems to be a general, cross-cultural agreement that a beautiful female face should be oval and slender. Under general anesthesia, intra-oral incisions were performed bilaterally to approach the mandibular angles. After periosteal elevation, bilateral corticectomies of the mandibular rami and "V" ostectomies of the mandibular base were executed. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. Six months after surgery, the patient's face was not only rounder and gentler in the frontal view, but also showed an evident increase of the gonial angles in the profile and three-quarter views.

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Author Biography

Paulo Henrique Luiz de Freitas, Federal University of Sergipe at Lagarto

DDS, PhD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dentistry

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Published

2016-06-01

How to Cite

SOUZA, G.A., RIBEIRO, R. da C., AZEVEDO, F. and LUIZ DE FREITAS, P.H., 2016. Reduction mandibuloplasty for facial aesthetic enhancement in western women - a case report . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 781–786. [Accessed7 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n3a2016-32080. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/32080.

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Health Sciences