How the hyoid bone determines your profile

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1. What is the hyoid bone?

the hyoid  bone is a horseshoe-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. 


Unlike other bones, the hyoid is only distantly articulated to other bones by muscles (Digastric muscle) or ligaments. The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.








2. How determines the position of the hyoid bone the profile?

Hyoid bone position differ from people to people and is genetic determined. Which big influence the position of the hyiod bone has can you see in the pics below.










As you can see the hyoid bone should be at least on the same level with the tip of the chin. if its lower than that some kind of double chin is the result even if that person has a normal weight because its effect the submental neck angle negatively!




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Besides a low set hyoid bone also decrease the submental length.



3. Are there any health problems that are connected to a low set hyoid bone?

Warning: An inferior position of the hyoid bone not only looks aesthtical unappealing but also is connected to severe health problems like sleep apnea, swallowing disorders, periodontal diseases, lower restposition of the tongue (mike mew watch out) and even lung inflammation. (source is in german if you find one in engl pls let me know or post it itt - http://www.doppelkinnentfernen.com/gefahrliche-gesundheitsrisiken/ )


4. How can it be corrected?

As i arleady pointed out the position of the hyoid bone is controlled by muscles.

The position of the hyoid bone is controlled by three groups of
muscles:
Anterior- superior movement of hyoid bone : The anterior
belly of the digastric, geniohyoid and mylohyoid muscles
pull the hyoid bone superiorly and anteriorly.
Posterior- superior movement of hyoid bone : The stylohyoid
muscles pull the hyoid bone superiorly and posteriorly.
Inferior movement of hyoid bone : The sternohyoid and
omohyoid muscles pull the hyoid bone caudally


its not sure yet if training of the muscles can change the position of the hyoid permanently. i highly recommend at this point the neck training thread though. http://lookism.net/showthread.php?tid=117

However,  a low set hyoid bone goes hand in hand with a recessed mandibular or chin. if this gets corrected through surgery (genioplasty/implant for chin, bsso for mandibular, and maxillomandibularadvancement for a recessed maxilla and mandibular) the muscles stretches and the hyoid gets lifted. the change is permanent. A neck lift wont change the position of the hyoid bone!!!









For much more information please read "Facial Aesthetics by Dr. Naini". you can download it here http://lookism.net/showthread.php?tid=228

the chapter starts at page 335
 

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So legit. 

Hyoid and cervicomental angle is the most important feature of a good side profile IMO.

My hyoid is poor (inherited from my mum), and my lower jaw is recessed. However, I get a very good side profile when I jut, so I'm hoping genioplasty or mandibular surgery can save me.


I was playing around with morhps and even if someone has a stupidly large/long/misshapen nose, their profile can still look ok or even decent if they have a good chin and submental angle, leading me to believe that the nose isn't nearly as important from the side view.
 

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Techno Viking said:
Shit tier low set hyoid checking in. Just realized I have it. Never considered it due to having no submental fat but that's because I'm skinny as fuck. I'll be a turkey neck at 180lbs. Legit fuck my life.

Lol, it's the worst feeling to walk past some obese tubbycunt in the street and see that their submental angle is better than your own :(
 

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another surgery that might could correct the position of the hyoid bone is called hyoid suspension:

its performed to cure sleep apnae...in cases of sleep apnae maxillomandibular advancement has much better sucess rate (above 90%) to cure sleep apnea. a maxillomandibular also will change the position of the hyoid bone, so a hyoid suspension is pretty senseless imo

[video=youtube]http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwlY5z91lgQ[/video]
 

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It actually doesn't matter where I press my tongue: the roof or the floor of the mouth. You just have to contract your tongue muscles and the hyoid bone rises and the neck becomes more beautiful.
 

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Yeh, how the fuck do I fix it?

damn sucks balls, I can't breathe when the back of my tongue is up
 

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[video=youtube]http:/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywgKvr7j0gQ/[/video]
 

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sephon said:
im legit crying i really hope my submental region can be fixed with liposuction.. if not  :suicide:
why dont you go for double jaw surgery?
 

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Fuark just found this on jaw surgery forum...flat occlusal plane and shitty hyoid go hand in hand imo 


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@"paulus" 

What is occlusal plane and why is it significant?

In this example you posted the chin is vertically short. Submental area would improve with lengthening genioplasty.
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What can you tell from my cephalogram?



:crying:

I need ideal hyoid and chin
 
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