When patients desire a chin more in proportion to the rest of their face, they often turn to chin surgery—either a chin implant or a procedure called sliding genioplasty.
Considered a top plastic surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg is proud to offer a variety of surgical chin procedures to patients wishing to improve the proportion of their face. This facial plastic surgery procedure includes:
When a chin implant is inserted, Dr. Goldberg will select the appropriate alloplastic implant. Under local or general anesthesia, Dr. Goldberg will make one of two incisions, either in the mouth or below the chin. A pocket will then be created for the implant and the implant will be placed in front of the jawbone. He will then use soft sutures and a dressing to close the incision.
A sliding genioplasty takes about 45 minutes to complete and is commonly done under general anesthesia. Either through an intraoral or extraoral incision, Dr. Goldberg will use a small saw to evenly cut the jawbone, minimizing possible trauma to the soft tissue. The bones will be fixed into the new position with either wires or plates and the incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures.
Following either procedure, you can expect immediate results, but know it may take some time for the swelling to subside, though the implant is permanent.
With chin surgery, you should stick to a soft diet and elevate your head. Good oral hygiene is important and may include using an antiseptic mouthwash daily. Caution must be used when using a toothbrush.
After one week, the sutures used to close the incisions may be removed.
As with other surgical procedures, some side effects are possible and may include bleeding, infection, implant malposition/mobility, nerve injury, lip drop and over/undercorrection.
For more information about chin surgery, call our office for a consultation at 866-481-5585.
*Individual Results May Vary