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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Full facial mobility may be reduced due to postoperative swelling. As the swelling and brusing subsides, then normal function will return. ...Read more
I had a genioplasty 3 years ago. I hit the underside of my chin with a barbell. It broke the skin and is slightly swollen. Should I be worried?
Likely not: If the chin feels intact without any movement in the area of surgery, you should be fine. Monitor the swelling and keep it clean. Ice for the 1st 24 hours will help. Ibuprofen 4x day for 3-5 days will help with pain and swelling. If it looks infected, see your surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more
Six months after sliding genioplasty I scratched dead skin of my chin hard, could chin have moved?
Had genioplasty (osteotomy) 25 days ago but a little kid knocked my chin today, could it have moved?
It really depends: on how hard you were hit. If very sore & does not feel as before & still sore after a couple days see your surgeon for eval as well as peace of mind. ...Read more
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