Mandibular angle augmentation using solid silicone implants
Zwiększenie kąta żuchwy przy użyciu stałych implantów silikonowych

Badr Al-Jandan, Hesham Marei
2018 Dental and Medical Problems  
Background. The demand for facial esthetics has increased dramatically to overcome the ongoing aging process and/or improve facial appearance. Objectives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of using bilateral silicone implants for mandibular angle augmentation. Material and methods. The study involved a prospective analysis of the outcomes of the mandibular angle region augmentation with bilateral silicone implants in 58 patients (2 males and 56 females) within 1 year. All the
more » ... n 1 year. All the data was collected either from patients' interviews or their records, after receiving the ethical approval from the relevant hospital. The collected patients' data was analyzed based on 3 main outcomes: occurrence of implant displacement, presence of postoperative infection and patient satisfaction. Only the patients who completed a follow-up of 6 months postoperatively were included in this study. Results. A total of 58 patients received bilateral silicone implants at the mandibular angle with a total of 116 implants, out of which 96 were found intact, with no evidence of complications. The total number of implants that were infected was 5 (4.3%), 16 implants were found displaced (13.8%) and only 3 patients of those without complications were dissatisfied with the final facial appearance (6%). Conclusions. Using solid silicone implants in the augmentation of the mandibular angle resulted in low postoperative infection and displacement rates, as well as in high patient satisfaction.
doi:10.17219/dmp/99531 fatcat:idzo2hzjvfd3bd3obr65fvkzbm