Men and women have naturally different facial contours, with the chin as a significant feature. Males have a naturally square facial appearance and a higher jaw. Meanwhile, females exhibit a tapered appearance and have jaws positioned at a much lower place. However, not everyone has the full or tapered appearance. This unlikely harmony in the face is oftentimes the reason that some people seek the expertise of Dr. Totonchi when it comes to a genioplasty in Cleveland.
Achieve Facial and Chin Harmony
Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which literally means beauty is subjective, there are certain guidelines that people follow when it comes to the characteristics of an aesthetically attractive face. Based on these guidelines, a pleasing facial appearance should have a bit convex chin. With genioplasty, the face can be significantly altered to recontour the chin and achieve facial harmony.
Through genioplasty or chin surgery, the chin can be effectively modified to achieve the desired height, width, or facial projection. To change the contour of the chin, a “sliding genioplasty” may be performed. This is done by cutting the chin from front to back and separating a segment of the horseshoe-shaped bone in the jaw. Removing a portion of this area can reduce chin height significantly. Women also seek Dr. Totonchi’s expertise to address protruding or receding chin by moving it backward or forward.
Going Through the Procedure
Genioplasty patients are given general anesthesia to keep them comfortable throughout surgery. Incisions are all done intraorally, which means they are made inside the mouth. Through sawing, the chin is cut to achieve the desired appearance. The height or width may be reduced to advance or push back the chin. To keep the new contour in place, the bone parts are usually fixed using screws and titanium mini plates. The surgical wound is then closed through dissolvable stitches.
Genioplasty in Cleveland, OH
Interested in revamping your face through a genioplasty? Get significant change from Dr. Totonchi today! Book an appointment with Dr. Totonchi by calling us at (216) 778-2262. We look forward to meeting you!