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Could sliding genioplasty also improve your teeth?

Could sliding genioplasty also improve your teeth?

No: Genioplasty is a cosmetic alteration of the chin. It can, however, be performed in conjunction with mobilization of the mandible-- which is an orthopedic surgery that will alter the position of the teeth. ...Read more

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What is a sliding genioplasty done for?

What is a sliding genioplasty done for?

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

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How does an augmentation sliding genioplasty work?

How does an augmentation sliding genioplasty work?

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

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How long does it take to do a sliding genioplasty procedure?

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

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Will I have full facial mobility 5mo after genioplasty? Thanks

Will I have full facial mobility 5mo after genioplasty? Thanks

Yes: Full facial mobility may be reduced due to postoperative swelling. As the swelling and brusing subsides, then normal function will return. ...Read more

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Would medicaid cover genioplasty(chin)?

Would medicaid cover genioplasty(chin)?

No: A genioplasty is generally considered a cosmetic procedure. Cosmetic procedures are not covered by Medicaid. ...Read more

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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

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Genioplasty recovery time? When will pain subside, when will I be able to move my face and eat etc

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