Dental and Medical Problems
2018, vol. 55, nr 4, October-December, p. 367–370
Publication type: original article
Mandibular angle augmentation using solid silicone implants
Zwiększenie kąta żuchwy przy użyciu stałych implantów silikonowych
1 Department of Biomedical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
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 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%).
Conclusion. 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.
reconstructive surgery, solid silicone implants, mandibular angle augmentation
chirurgia plastyczna, stałe implanty silikonowe, zwiększenie kąta żuchwy
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