What is Genioplasty?
Genioplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that involves repositioning or reshaping the chin to improve facial harmony.
Oral-maxillofacial surgeons with specific training and experience in treating the head, face, mouth, and jaw typically perform genioplasty procedures. However, plastic surgeons can also perform this type of surgery if they have the necessary training and experience.
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Why it's done
Surgeons use genioplasty or chin repositioning surgery to correct the following problems:
. Receding chins, or retrogenia
. Overly large or extended chins
. Chins that are too short or too tall
. Misaligned or asymmetrical chins
. Abnormal dental bite
People typically undergo genioplasty procedures to alter the physical appearance of their chin. As a result, people consider genioplasty to be a form of cosmetic surgery.
The exact operation and recovery times vary, depending on the type of genioplasty a person is undergoing and the extent of corrections a surgeon is performing.
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Risks and Complications
Sliding genioplasty and chin implantation procedures are both safe and effective methods of enhancing the chin’s appearance.
However, all surgical procedures carry a risk of side effects and complications.
Genioplasty procedures can lead to temporary side effects, such as
. Redness or bruising
. Tenderness or pain
. Loss of sensation or numbness
Possible complications of genioplasty include:
. Damage to nerves or tooth roots
. Allergic reaction to filler or implant material
. Changes in implant position
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Genioplasty procedures can alter the aesthetic appearance of a receding, protruding, or misaligned chin.
The location and size of the chin plays an integral role in balancing other facial features, such as the nose, forehead, and cheeks, which contributes to overall facial harmony,
Genioplasty can offer significant benefits for people who are dissatisfied with their chin.
In an older 2011 study of 37 people who had sliding genioplasty procedures, more than 94% were extremely satisfied with their results.
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Before the Procedure
People should attend a clinical evaluation with a licensed surgeon before having a chin augmentation procedure.
During a consultation, a surgeon will review a person’s medical history and current health status. They will ask the individual to describe what they hope to achieve from the procedure.
The surgeon will measure the person’s face and take X-ray and CT images of their jaw.
Once the surgeon identifies the most suitable option, they can make recommendations and start planning the procedure.
For a sliding genioplasty, this may involve deciding where and at what angle to cut the chin bone. They will also need to consider the personnel and equipment requirements for the procedure.
Surgeons planning an implant augmentation procedure will decide whether to use implants, filler injections, or a combination of both. They will also consider the material of the implant and the fillers.
In most cases, people need to avoid eating solid foods at least 6–8 hours before surgery. People can drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before surgery.
Chin augmentation procedures require general anesthesia. Although people may be able to go home after their surgery, they need to make transportation arrangements beforehand.
Types of genioplasty
There are two main types of genioplasty:
. Sliding genioplasty
During a sliding genioplasty, a surgeon uses a saw to cut the chin bone away from the rest of the jaw.
They reposition the chin by sliding it forward or backward to correct receding or protruding chins.
Surgeons can also correct asymmetrical chins by sliding or reshaping one side of the chin to match the other.
After repositioning the chin bone, a surgeon will reattach it to the jaw with surgical screws.
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. Implant augmentation (Chin implants)
Surgeons can reshape, elongate, or enhance a person’s chin by attaching plastic or silicone implants around the existing chin bone.
During this procedure, a surgeon places an implant over the chin bone, securing it with stitches or screws.
Dermal filler injections are a temporary nonsurgical alternative to chin implants.
This type of chin augmentation involves injecting fillers to enhance the shape of the chin and the overall appearance of the face. Fillers are fat, calcium hydroxylapatite, or polycaprolactone,
During sliding genioplasty procedure
A sliding genioplasty procedure involves the following steps:
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During Implant augmentation procedure
Implant augmentation procedures take roughly 1 hour. Surgical implant procedures typically involve the following steps:
If someone chooses a nonsurgical augmentation option, the surgeon will inject dermal fillers around either the mouth, chin, or jaw. They may need to repeat this procedure as the filler material dissolves after several months.
Sliding genioplasty aftercare
People may need to spend around 2 nights in the hospital after a sliding genioplasty procedure.
During this time, their surgeon and nurses will monitor their recovery, looking for signs of infection or other complications.
Following your surgery, your surgeon will instruct you to take oral antibiotics for two days. Oral stitches are absorbable, so you won’t have to return to the hospital to get them removed.
You may begin eating normally as soon as you feel you’re ready. A liquid or soft-food diet is recommended. You must rinse your mouth with water or antiseptic oral rinse following every meal.
After three to five days, you can remove your wound dressings and compression tape, and return to your daily routine. Don’t exercise for the first 10 days following surgery. Don’t participate in contact sports for six to eight weeks.
You may notice swelling, redness, or bruising, which should go away after a few days.
If you notice any of the following, you should contact your doctor immediately:
. Fever of 100.4˚F (38˚C) degrees or higher
. Bruising, redness, or swelling that doesn’t go away within a week
. Strong-smelling odor coming from the incision
. Yellow or green discharge
. Bleeding that can’t be stopped with light pressure
Implant augmentation aftercare
The aftercare instructions for surgical implants are similar to those of sliding genioplasty procedures.
Fillers are injected with a needle and involve no scarring and minimal recovery time.
Surgical implants have a similar recovery time to sliding genioplasty because the tissue must have time to adhere to the implant. In-mouth sutures are absorbable and don’t need to be removed.
You may begin eating a soft-food or liquid diet as soon as you feel comfortable. Make sure to rinse following every meal with water or antiseptic rinse.
People may notice minor swelling, redness, or bruising, which should resolve by itself.
People can reduce pain and swelling with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses. Most people can return to their daily actives within 1 week.
We recommend that people lie on their backs with their heads elevated for 1–2 weeks following surgery.
Several factors influence recovery times, such as:
. The type of procedure
. The extent of surgical changes
. How quickly the body heals
. Any complications, such as infections
After the implant augmentation procedure, a person can go back to work after 7 days.
The chin may appear completely healed within a few weeks. However, complete recovery occurs when there are no more signs of residual swelling, which can take 3 months.
People who have sliding genioplasty or implant surgeries should attend regular follow-up appointments for their surgeon to monitor their healing and address any complications.
Dermal fillers leave no scarring and have shorter recovery times than sliding genioplasty and implant surgeries.
Genioplasty is a straightforward procedure, and most people who receive one are pleased with the outcome. In one study of 16 genioplasty patients, all said they were satisfied with their new profile and experienced a higher sense of self-esteem. In another study of 37 genioplasty patients, 36 said they were happy with the procedure, with 34 identifying as “extremely pleased” and two identifying as “pleased.”