Genioplasty versus Chin Implant: Why Some Patients Need a Genioplasty

Chin implant surgery is a simple surgical procedure with dramatic results that takes less than an hour and is adjustable and reversible.  For patients with a deficient chin, profile or jawline, chin implant surgery can improve aesthetics and boost confidence.  Not everyone with a recessive chin is a candidate for chin implants and depending on the patient’s anatomy, they may need a genioplasty (surgical advancement of the chin) to properly address the problem.  Unfortunately, I see numerous patients that were treated elsewhere with chin implants and should have had a genioplasty instead.  Performing the wrong operation can produce a very unnatural result, so  accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential.  This video discusses the nuances of this diagnosis and treatment.

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Joe Niamtu, III DMD

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia