THE SMOOTH CONTOURS OF THE CHIN ON EACH IDEALIZED FACE represent one of the goals in plastic surgery; that is, we want not just to restore beauty but to create it. Facial balance is a major goal. In western society the chin is a symbol of masculinity for men. In women, the chin accents the sensuous lip. A full chin line is rarely accompanied by submental muscle descent, which spoils our quest for a youthful “clean” jawline.


Anterior Projection Face Lift Adequate Soft Tissue Multiple Tunnel Platysmal Band 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tolbert S. Wilkinson
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  1. 1.One Oak Hills PlaceInstitute for Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySan AntonioUSA

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