Genioplasty is a surgery for the reshaping of the chin. Genioplasty gives symmetry to the whole face and can be combined with other interventions, e.g., Otoplasty, Face Lifting, Rhinoplasty, etc.
Correction of the symmetry of the face and especially of the profile.
The Plastic Surgeon receives a complete medical history and photos of the patient.
For the surgery, the following are recommended:
The procedure is done with local or general anesthesia, depending on whether it will be combined with some other type of surgery. After surgery, the person should stay for a few hours in the hospital for possible complications.
Genioplasty can be done with two medical methods, either
After the local anesthesia is applied, a cut is made inside the mouth. Then the area of the cap and the pocket to receive the insert is prepared. After that, the surgeon applies the implant and then closes the incision. The duration of surgery is usually 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Every type of surgery may have complications. Possible hematoma is avoided by proper surgical technique and discipline in post-operative instructions. The patient may feel weakness or numbness of the lower lip from possible injury or pressure of a nerve, but normal feeling returns quite soon. It is likely inflammation of the insert will occur, which is treated with its removal. More rare complications conclude bone changes of the jaw.
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