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What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?

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Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Rarely significant: I am not sure if you are referring to a particular type of surgery, but you can develop some bone resorption on the chin over a long period of time with a chin implant. This is rarely significant aesthetically and is more common in patients with "mentalis muscle strain" with a lot of lower teeth show. See my article for more information: http://aes.Sagepub.Com/content/31/6/634.Abstract.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Need to be specific.: Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures, most of which do not effect the bones.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Rare: Facial silicone implants are known to thin the bone underneath them, although this is rarely a significant problem.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually danger: In most instances the danger of bone thinning due to overlying implants is not typically a problem and is not a major concern.

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