What is Genioplasty?
A genioplasty procedure is enhancement of the chin area done through a small cut in the bone and bringing it forward, or by using a facial implant, in order to help the patients to achieve a more balanced facial appearance. A genioplasty is generally performed to improve and correct receding chin, cases of chin misalignments, or asymmetry and chin excess. It is very common for patients to come and visit our clinic in Cleveland, OH for cosmetic procedures for their nose, eyes, and skin, but fewer patients realize the importance of paying attention to the lower third of the facial area because this has such a significant impact in creating a balance between all other facial components.
A genioplasty procedure can help achieve the facial balance of our patients by augmenting or reshaping the chin, using bone cut or chin implant. This is best for patients who would like to increase chin size and projection to achieve harmony in proportion to of the parts of the face.
Types of Chin Augmentation
We offer two types of genioplasty in our clinic in Cleveland, OH. Sliding genioplasty is our preferred method of treatment for patients with chin deformities, asymmetry, or deficiency; this technique allows the surgeon to move the segment in different locations to deal with complex chin deformities. In the case of excess chin, bone shaving without bone cut can be adequate. For minor chin deficiencies only, if there is a need to achieve balance and proportion in the face, chin implants can be used.
For our patients, sliding genioplasty is achieved by making an incision inside the lower lip; from this point, Dr. Ali Totonchi will perform the bone cut and move and affix the bone segment in the desired position. A chin implant, on the other hand, is inserted via a small incision below the chin. The ideal type of genioplasty surgery will be determined during consultation in our plastic surgery clinic. Genioplasty is a procedure typically performed under general anesthesia.
Chin Augmentation Recovery
The healing process is crucial in achieving the desired results with genioplasty. As such, each of our patients will be provided with instructions on proper post-operative care following the genioplasty procedure.
What are the Benefits of Facial Implants?
Genioplasty, using facial implants or bone movement, is a more permanent solution to achieving desirable chin contour when compared to using dermal fillers. Sometimes if needed, we also recommend that patients undergo genioplasty in conjunction with other procedures, including a rhinoplasty surgery, in order to ensure perfect proportionality between the nose and chin.
Genioplasty is a safe procedure resulting in long lasting improvement of facial proportionality and aesthetic appeal in our patients in Cleveland, OH.
What are the Risks of Genioplasty?
Mild swelling after surgery is expected. Some patients may develop lower lip numbness, which is usually temporary.
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