A particular process, known as a sliding genioplasty, involves mobilizing a horseshoe-shaped piece of the bottom part of the chin bone by osteotomy and sliding it either backwards or forwards, finally fixing it in place with a titanium step plate using titanium screws. This type of surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeons or a plastic surgeon.
Candidates must be in good health, have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions, and must have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery. Genioplasty can be effective for patients with a small or receding chin. A chin that seems too small in proportion to other facial features will possibly makes the nose appear overly long. Plastic surgeons frequently use chin implants to balance features of a younger patient, or a genioplasty may be used in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure in a more mature patient.
Reshaping the chin can be accomplished either by using chin implants, or by repositioning the bone supporting the chin. There are many types of implants available, manufactured from a variety of materials, including silicone or other substances. There is no available evidence to suspect that silicone implants cause any disease. Your surgeon will consult with you, and discuss recommendations for the type of implant to use.During the procedure, an incision inside the lower lip or under the chin. The chin bone is repositioned or an implant is placed through this incision.
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