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Doctor insights on: Mentoplasty Vs Genioplasty

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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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Is it possible to reverse a mentoplasty?

Is it possible to reverse a mentoplasty?

If reduction...?: Augmentation or reduction? If soft synthetic implant was inserted it is reversible. However, a chin reduction is a surgical procedure in which the chin is reduced through bone removal or sculpting and it is not reversible. ...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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I need to know if there is anyway mentoplasty could be reset?

I need to know if there is anyway mentoplasty could be reset?

If mentoplasty: Was done with an implant, could it have been displaced? If an osteotomy was done and it has fully healed, perhaps a revision needs to be done. Yes, in general, any type pf "plasty" procedure can be revised if needed. ...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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Rhinoplasty/genioplasty- please help define?

Rhinoplasty/genioplasty- please help define?

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

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Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

No: The procedure is not always quick and it is not easy go adequate anesthesia with just local anesthesia. I prefer to do a general endotracheal anesthesia which provides a safe set up for the surgeon to do a good mentoplasty. ...Read more

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What should be the approximately cost of rhinoplasty and mentoplasty?

What should be the approximately cost of rhinoplasty and mentoplasty?

Cost of Rhinoplasty: The cost of a rhinoplasty will depend on 1) the surgeon; 2) the complexity of the procedure; 3) if it is a primary of revision procedure; 4) if it is primarily for "function" or "form"; 5) what area of the country you live in. Chin aug adds a bit more. A consultation with a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon is your best bet to find out what pricing will be. ...Read more

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Should I get mentoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time or separately?

Should I get mentoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time or separately?

Same time: A plastic surgeon always looks at overall balance when deciding on an operative plan, particularly when it comes to these procedures. This is a very common combination of surgeries that complement each other very well. ...Read more

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What factors should I consider when debating about a mentoplasty and rhinoplasty?

What factors should I consider when debating about a mentoplasty and rhinoplasty?

Facial balance: A mentoplasty - or chin augmentation- is usually recommended when the chin is weak or small relative to the facial shape and contour. Chin augmentation can help to balance the face and help to make the nose appear more in balance and less prominent. This can be done either through a small incision under the chin or from inside the mouth. ...Read more

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Six months after sliding genioplasty I scratched dead skin of my chin hard, could chin have moved?

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

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Had genioplasty (osteotomy) 25 days ago but a little kid knocked my chin today, could it 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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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

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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??

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??

HEALTHY BONE: 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

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What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

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
• alloderm
• allograft
• apligraft
sliding genioplasty is also an option without using implants. ...Read more