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Which is better: a sliding genioplasty or chin implants?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Pros and cons: A sliding genioplasty and chin implants can accomplish the same end result of improving the profile of a deficient chin area. The genioplasty is more invasive and involves a permanent restructuring of the anatomy of the lower jaw. Chin implants are less invasive and may be easier to achieve the desired end contours needed. Consulting a surgeon re: pros and cons of each is recommended.
Dr. James Sunwoo
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 15 years experience
Genioplasty: I think the major drawback of an implant is that bony resorption can occur. In a small percentage of patients who have chosen chin implants, some eventually have them removed because of foreign body reactions that lead to bony resorption.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Which is better?: There is no better. Each option has the good candidates and bad candidates. Best to seek ONLY IN PERSON examinations with a boarded surgeon.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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