Genioplasty (Chin Surgery) Houston
Genioplasty, or chin surgery, is a procedure that can be used to move the chin in any direction needed. It may be done to reduce a chin that sticks out too much, but is more commonly is done to pull forward a small or weak chin. An advancement genioplasty, where the chin is brought forward, is often done with a rhinoplasty. Because the chin and the nose are the two things that stick out the most from the face, a strong chin helps balance the appearance of the nose and creates harmony across the facial features.
The genioplasty procedure is also done through cuts in the mouth with no cuts on the outside of the face. A cut is made in the bone of the chin and this is moved forward or backward, depending on the patient’s goals. In genioplasty, only the chin bone is moved and not the rest of the jaw, so the patient’s bite (the way the teeth come together) will not change.
Genioplasty is frequently done with rhinoplasty, but can also be performed with V line surgery. The addition of genioplasty to the mandibular angle contouring can produce a dramatic result. In many of these cases, the V line surgery narrows the angles of the jaw, and the genioplasty narrows and/or lengthens the chin.