Genioplasty is considered as an alternative for chin implants. Using the bone of the patient, the surgeon can then do changes on the height, projection, proportion, and shape of the chin of a person. This will then offer more versatility compared to implant chin augmentation, which could only give the chin a lot more projection and change the shape. The results that osseous genioplasty gives is dramatic, which will in fact make the face as well as other features a lot more proportional. The thing about genioplasty is the fact that this could move the patient’s chin forward or backward, up or down and make this wider, more square or narrow or more rounded. The osseous or known as sliding genioplasty could likewise change the facial shape of a person, which will give them a more striking line shape of V compared to the rounded lower facial shape. This likewise comes with an added effect on tightening the neckline and the jawline, which will make the patient look younger through reducing signs of aging like double chins and jowls.
When you consider osseous genioplasty, there are benefits that you can actually acquire. With the osseous genioplasty, the chin bone of a patient is cut and this will also be slid down or up or forward to help position the chin in an ideal position, which is determined by a pre-operative x-ray and in precise measurement. There’s actually still going to be a bone to bone contact on the new chin position and that position is going to be secured through the small titanium plate. In just several weeks, the cut in the chin bone will heal and the chin then becomes a complete bone again with newer proportionate shapes and position. It actually brings all of the muscle fat and skin that would tighten the soft tissues where if this is loose would show signs of aging.
When a patient will age, the fatty tissues, skin and muscle bands of a neck will start to loosen its former elasticity. It would actually then cause the tissue of the patient to sag as well as loosen the definition of the neck and the chin as well.
The silicone or the silastic chin implant could actually shift the position and may sometimes cause the underlying bone in changing shape. With a genioplasty, this actually won’t happen because the bones are going to heal as a solid single bone. Plastic surgeons who specialize in facial bone surgery are actually familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of each of the chin procedures available.