Chin Reshaping / Genioplasty

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  • Chin asymmetry or deviation
  • Chin disproportion
  • Dissatisfaction with the size, position or projection of the chin
  • General
  • 1.5-2.5 hrs
In / Outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Through an incision hidden within the mouth, the bony chin is cut, moved and rigidly fixed in the desired position
  • Major alteration in chin projection or height may require additional bone (generally taken from the patient’s hip)
  • Swelling and bruising of the lip and chin peak at 2 days after surgery and largely resolve over the next 2 weeks
  • Patients may wear a supportive bandage on the chin and neck for 3 weeks
  • Return to school or work after 1 week, but no strenuous activity or contact sports for 8 weeks
  • Subtle swelling and numbness of the chin will remain for up to 6 months
  • Provides a permanent enhancement of facial profile and proportion
  • Infection, scarring
  • Residual asymmetry or deformity
  • Numbness or weakness of the lower lip