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Will genioplasty leave major scars on my face? i am considering genioplasty to make my receding chin more prominent, but i'm afraid of having surgery in such an obvious area. are the incisions made in a hidden area such as under the chin? are they small e

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Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends. : Depends. If the bone is advanced the incisions are inside the mouth. If an implant is used, the scar will be underneath the chin or inside the mouth. If fat is used, scars are really tiny.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Under chin/in mouth: Yes depending on a discussion between you and the surgeon, chin implants can be placed through a hidden incision under the chin or inside the mouth. I prefer the former as i believe it is likely to contaminate the incision or implant with saliva. I also use th outside incision to perform neck liposuction which can enhance the appearance of a chin implant.
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Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Genioplasty: Genioplasty is a procedure commonly done from inside the mouth, in which case all incisions are hidden within the oral cavity. Traditionally, there are no incisions made on the face, and therefore no scars on the face either. Chin implants usually require a small incision hidden on the underside of the chin. Hope this helps!
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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