Chin Alloplastic Implants Workup

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
  • Author: John A Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Perform studies appropriate to the level of surgery and type of anesthetic planned based on patient age, general state of health, and present medical conditions. Include complete blood count and urinalysis. If bleeding history is of concern, include prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, and bleeding and clotting times.

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Imaging Studies

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  • Obtain a chest radiograph if the patient has a history of smoking or is a woman older than 50 years or a man older than 45 years. Most of the time this is performed only if indicated by history and physical examination.

  • For a straightforward alloplastic mentoplasty, facial radiographs, panoramic radiographs of the mouth, and cephalometrigrams are not indicated.

  • In more severe situations, in which alloplastic mentoplasty still is considered, an oral surgical and orthodontic evaluation that includes dental models, panoramic radiographs, and cephalometrigrams is appropriate, as are accurate clinical photographs.

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Other Tests

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  • Obtain an ECG if relevant history indicates the need or for a woman older than 50 years or a man older than 45 years.

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