Issue N# 3 - 2012
Management of labial incompetence and gummy smile using profiloplasty
Authors : Foucher M, Quenin S, Disant F. (Lyon)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2012;133,3:123-127.
Article published in french
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Introduction: Gummy smile and labial incompetence are frequent for consultation in plastic surgery. We wanted to show that rhinoplasty and genioplasty should correct these anomalies. Patients and methods: Profiloplasty was performed on 20 patients. Aesthetic and functional items were evaluated. Results: There is a correlation between aesthetic and functional results. Results seem to be better for patients having an important labial incompetence without gummy smile. Conclusion: Those results are based on anatomical and surgical considerations. Some non surgical procedures do exist to treat this problem. It should be a challenge to find the place for each procedure.
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