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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 more
Sliding genioplasty: A cut is made on the chin area and the segment is separated from rest of the mandible. Then this loose bone is moved into the pre-surgical planning position. It is held and secured to the mandible by screws. ...Read more
Less than an hour: When it is done by someone who is used to doing it, it should last less than an hour. ...Read more
Yes: Full facial mobility may be reduced due to postoperative swelling. As the swelling and brusing subsides, then normal function will return. ...Read more
Nose vs. Chin: Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose, while genioplasty is surgery of the chin. For example, a person thinking of rhinoplasty for a large nose may also have a small chin. Chin augmentation will not only improve the chin size, it will balance the face and make the nose appear relatively smaller. Rhinoplasty and chin implants are commonly performed at same time. ...Read more
Six months after sliding genioplasty I scratched dead skin of my chin hard, could chin have moved?
Genioplasty: By six months, the chin should have completely healed. If you feel movement of the chin or if you are concerned, you should see the doctor that performed the procedure and have them evaluate your chin. ...Read more
Genioplasty recovery time? When will pain subside, when will I be able to move my face and eat etc
2-4 weeks: Reconvery from genioplasty is usually in the range of 2-4 weeks. Pain usually subsides after several days. Genioplasty is a well proven surgical correction of the chin, but other less invasive techniques are available that may require little to no recovery. Long lasting injectible fillers may be an easier and more cost effective form of treatment. ...Read more
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
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
After genioplasty, how long does it generally take the bone to heal? I've read guidelines that differ drastically. Some sources say 2 months but I've also read a year??
heals in 6-8 weeks after a FRACTURE but bone surgery may take longer since surgery may involve union of two surgically "CREATED" bone fragments.
Hope this helps
P.S Your surgeon should be able to tell you about the time needed for example if a bone is used for WEIGHT BEARING the recovery time can be 10-12 months!!!!
Dr Z ...Read more
Discuss with surgeon:
• silicone implants
• expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (eptfe):
• polyethylene implants
• hydroxyapatite implants
• bone grafts
• cadaveric bone grafts
• autologous tissue grafts (excluding fat)
• autologous fat transfer (fat grafting)
• cadaveric tissue grafts & cultured tissue
sliding genioplasty is also an option without using implants. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had genioplasty about 4 weeks ago, how long till numbness and all swelling subsides and i have full mobility of chin? still looks hard
I would recommend discussion with your plastic surgeon. But typically numbs and swelling can take several weeks to subside. Sometimes numbness can take up to one year to resolve. Good Luck,
Gaurav Bharti ...Read more
Had genioplasty and rhinoplasty over a month now. Still painful and swells up a lot! Especially chin, hurts and very tense. I know it'll take time?
Call surgeon: Your postop care covers 90 days of follow-up care at no additional cost. It's included with your surgeries. So it's best to contact her/him, and find out what you can do to relieve the pain, and swelling, and to feel more comfortable during your healing. You need to find out how long this will last, so that you can have peace of mind, and plan other things you can do now to help it along. ...Read more
How long till i see full result of genioplasty (hor advc, vert.Augm)?Im not happy with the advancement 5days post op.Can i still hope for more changes?
So early yet -: Post-op edema takes some time to reduce, intra-oral incision needs time to heal & some bone remodeling needs to occur before you make a final assessment. At this point your whole lower lip, chin & submandibular area are probably swollen which creates distortion for you to be able to truly evaluate. Postop radiographs demonstrate extent of advancement, which can be measure in mm. Ask at your f/u. ...Read more
Extremely happy with my rhinoplasty/genioplasty 7 days post op! When will things look natural? I know 6mo- a year but 5mo will it settle and my chin?
Better every day: By 3 weeks a lot of swelling will resolve, 3 months things will look more natural and by a year healing should be resolved. See your surgeon if you have any concerns! ...Read more
Genioplasty: Strictly speaking, a chin implant is a prosthesis (i.e. silicon) that is inserted into the chin for purposes of augmentation. A genioplasty is reshaping of the chin by making osteotomies and repositioning the bony chin into a more esthetic position. One of the main differences between a genioplasty vs. a chin implant, is that there is no insertion of a foreign body. ...Read more
One week post op genioplasty. Feeling very tight and numb /how long should I expect to get facial mobility back?
Postop geniplasty: You could be numb for a while. The mental nerves are located along the chin area and they could be temporarily stunned from the procedure. If so, it could take months to return to normal. ...Read more
I had a sliding pedicle genioplasty 13 months ago. I'm concerned about bone resorption. How long does it take for the chin bone to completely heal?
It depends: Usually 6 to 12 months, but depends on the extend of the bone restructuring... ...Read more
Had genioplasty going on 7mo ago and it's still tight, nerves aren't moving looks stiff kind of obvious. How long til normal movement? My ps is o/s
7mos post genio...: You need IN PERSON follow up with a maxilla/cranial/facial surgeon!!!! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my teeth are positioned. also do you think I would need genioplasty or something similar to shorten my face and make it more round?
Teeth positions: If you are concerned about the way your teeth are positioned you should see an orthodontist for an evaluation. They are trained to evaluate your teeth, jaws and facial structures. ...Read more
3 months post op sliding genioplasty, wiped toothpaste from below lip but accidentally wiped the chin really hard could I have moved it back?
After three months..: ... not a chance.Get a more detailed answer ›