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whats the difference between a chin implant and a genioplasty?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Same thing usually: Any operation on the chin to change its shape is called a genioplasty from the latin word for "chin." sometimes an implant is used to change the appearance and other times the bone is cut and reshaped without an implant. So a chin implant is always a genioplasty but not the other way around.
Answered on May 25, 2012
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