FACIAL AESTHETIC SURGERY
Surgery for Facial Aging
Introduction
Soft Tissue Refinements and Rejuvenation
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Eyelid/Midface Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Forehead Rejuvenation (Brow Lift)
    Orthognathic Surgery
  • Jaw Straightening Procedures
    Rhinoplasty
  • Reshaping of the Nose
    Genioplasty
  • Reshaping of the Chin
    Otoplasty
  • Reshaping of the Ears
    Genioplasty
    (Reshaping of the Chin)

    When a chin is small, it may undermine the entire face making a nose look larger and more conspicuous. A genioplasty is a surgical procedure carried out to reshape or change the size of the chin. Using specialized instruments, the bone of the chin is reshaped to balance your profile in relationship to the nose, jaws and lips. The surgical reshaping of the chin is carried out either as an isolated procedure or as part of other facial surgery (e.g. orthognathic surgery, rhinoplasty or facelift). A genioplasty may have dramatic positive affects on your profile and shape of the lips.

    The procedure usually requires one-and-a-half to two hours and is minimally invasive. There are no visible scars since the incision to gain access to the chin is made inside the mouth. Most people return to work in a few days.

    Example (figure 8).

    Example (figure 9).

     

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