The shape of the facial bones is important factor effecting the facial expression. Deformities of the facial bones cause serious aesthetic problems and especially jaw deformities cause chewing problems as well.
Forehead bone (frontal bone) can be reshaped. Depressed frontal bone can be augmented and become more prominent; or prominent frontal bone is reshaped as rasping.
Chin bones (zygoma) can be moved backward, forward, medially, laterally and also reduced or augmented.
Teeth of the upper and lower jaw may not contact regularly due to the disposition of the jaw bones and chewing problems may be observed. In such cases upper jaw and/or lower jaw can be repositioned as moving the jaw bone or bones backward, forward, upward, downward, medially or laterally.
Chin size may be bigger or smaller than normal. In such cases, chin can be resized as chin augmentation or chin reduction.
Facial bones may develop asymmetrically. Various procedures for correction of asymmetry can be applied.
A feminine face can be formed to masculine face; likewise a masculine face can be formed to feminine face.
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