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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 May;27(2):233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2019.01.001. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Lower Jaw Recontouring in Facial Gender-Affirming Surgery.

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1
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, 325 9th Avenue Mailstop #359796, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. Electronic address: shanedm@uw.edu.
2
Brownstein and Crane Surgical Services, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Abstract

Facial gender-affirming surgery can have significant impact on patient quality of life for some gender-dysphoric patients. Lower jaw contouring can be used to harmonize the face during facial gender-affirming surgery through masculinization or feminization. During feminization, the mandibular angle and body and chin are reduced in width and size. During masculinization, augmentation of the mandibular angle and body and chin are completed with alloplastic implants, fat, or bone. Complications are minimal. Further research is needed on outcomes of these procedures.

KEYWORDS:

Jaw implants; Lower jaw augmentation; Mandible contouring; Osteotomies; Transgender

PMID:
30940389
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2019.01.001

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