Chin surgery or Genioplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves facial harmony of the chin by repositioning or reshaping. Your performing surgeon must be certified and qualified in order to administer.
Genioplasty tends to correct issues both cosmetic and medical conditions including receding chins or retrogenia, overly large or extended chins, correct chins that are too short or tall, misaligned or asymmetrical chins, or those with abnormal dental bite.
Two main types of genioplasty:
- Sliding Genioplasty – uses a saw to cut the chin bone and then, sliding it forward or backward to correct its position. It can correct chins that are receding or protruding or reshapes an asymmetrical chin.
- Implant augmentation – reshaping to elongate and enhance the chin by attaching either a plastic or silicone implant around the existing chin. the implants are then secured with stitches or screws. An alternative to chin implants is dermal fillers injections for those who may want a nonsurgical alternative.