Mini wing osteotomy: A variant of chin wing osteotomy

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Jun;121(3):282-285. doi: 10.1016/j.jormas.2019.10.010. Epub 2019 Oct 30.


The mini wing is a variant of the chin wing osteotomy. Its design extends from the chin region to the horizontal branch of the mandible as in a traditional chin wing. However, the posterior most cut ends on the upper part of the mandibular notch. It corresponds to a shortened chin wing that respects the basilar edge of the mandible. Its advantage is the capacity to associate it with a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) in the global management of dento-skeletal deformity. There is no contraindication to the realization of a mini wing. Contrarily to the traditional chin wing, a very low positioned inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is not a contraindication to the mini wing.

Keywords: Chin; Chin wing; Genioplasty; Mini wing; Orthognathic surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mandible / surgery*
  • Mandibular Nerve
  • Osteotomy*