Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

TECHNICAL NOTE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 278--280

Three-dimensional printer-assisted reduction genioplasty; surgical guide fabrication


Seied Omid Keyhan1, Alireza Jahangirnia2, Hamid Reza Fallahi3, Alireza Navabazam4, Sina Ghanean4 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd; Cranio Maxillofacial Research Center, Tehran Dental Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sina Ghanean
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd
Iran

Genioplasty is a common operation to enhance function and appearance of the chin, the most prominent part of the lower third of the face, which has major impact on character impressions and facial beauty. However, since transference of preconfigured accurate treatment plans to patients during operation is difficult, sometimes it can be challenging, especially for inexperienced surgeons. This article represents a simplified technique to perform reduction genioplasty by utilizing a customized genioplasty guide manufactured with three-dimensional printing technology. This approach is helpful to achieve more precise and safer outcomes with fewer complications.


How to cite this article:
Keyhan SO, Jahangirnia A, Fallahi HR, Navabazam A, Ghanean S. Three-dimensional printer-assisted reduction genioplasty; surgical guide fabrication.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2016;6:278-280


How to cite this URL:
Keyhan SO, Jahangirnia A, Fallahi HR, Navabazam A, Ghanean S. Three-dimensional printer-assisted reduction genioplasty; surgical guide fabrication. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];6:278-280
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