Reduction malarplasty is utilized to reshape the facial form into an oval shape. However, complications and unfavorable results in reduction malarplasty have been reported. Reoperation of a nonunion malar complex is difficult relative to the achievement of a satisfactory outcome using the intraoral approach with a narrow surgical field because the normal anatomy has been destroyed, and previous surgery may have caused asymmetry. In this situation, computer-aided simulation surgery and surgical guides can serve as effective solutions to overcome the limitations of reoperative malarplasty using the intraoral approach.
In this report, the authors present a case with successful treatment outcomes for a nonunion malar complex using a three-dimensional-printed zygoma repositioner.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ui-Lyong Lee, DDS, MDS, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Center, Chung-Ang University Hospital, 224-1 Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea; E-mail: email@example.com
Received 18 September, 2017
Accepted 12 November, 2017
The authors report no conflicts of interest.
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