Osseous Genioplasty Houston
A weak chin can be corrected by several methods, depending on severity and the type of movement needed. Each method has risks and benefits. Every patient comes with unique goals and needs. An in person consultation with Dr. Rodman is important for a full evaluation and to make sure your goals are met.
In an osseous genioplasty, Dr. Rodman cuts the chin bone and moves it. This can give a big movement and create a dramatic difference in the look of your face! All cuts are made inside the mouth, so no scars are visible from the outside. The chin bone can be moved forward, backward, up or down. This surgery has a longer recovery time than an implant, but is the best choice for patient who need a big movement or need movement in more than one direction. This is also the best choice for patients who have asymmetry of the chin.
In addition to moving the chin forward, this surgery can also be done to move the chin backwards for patients who feel their chin is too prominent. The chin can be moved backward, or Dr. Rodman make it smaller and more refined. This is sometimes done along with jaw reduction surgery (V-line surgery) to give patients a more feminine, heart shaped face.