Velupillai Ilankovan

Professor Ilankovan was born in the Far East, trained in the West and practiced around the world. He has been practicing for the last thirty years as a Consultant Surgeon based in the University Hospitals Dorset/Poole Hospital both in hard and soft tissue surgery.

He has published more than 160 papers in peer review journals. He has written in chapters in varied books and his own book of Local Flaps for Facial Reconstruction. The second edition is in print.

He is Past President of British Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons. Honorary Fellow of ACBID. His professional desire is to set up a global solution for Facial Dysmorphia.

Aesthetic Surgery Under Local Anaesthetic: My Journey

The aim of this presentation is to explain the important unspoken tips and tricks of using the split bone block (SBB) technique for horizontal bone augmentation. Horizontal bone deficiencies are very common in oral surgery and implantology. Many bone augmentation techniques are available to overcome this clinical situation. Among these techniques, autogenous bone augmentation techniques are still considered the gold standard. Among autogenous bone augmentation techniques, split bone augmentation technique(SSB-Khoury) is the most used technique in recent years due to its predictable and satisfactory results. This technique requires precision and includes many details. In this presentation, I will talk about the details and tips in this technique that have not been mentioned in scientific publications and presentations before. The clinical results of my 10 cases in which I had horizontal bone augmentation with the split bone augmentation technique(SSB-Khoury) in the maxilla and mandible and the results were followed for more than 1 year will be shared.