A genioplasty is actually found to be 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 be able to offer more versatility compared to implant chin augmentations that could give the chin more projection and on changing to some degree the shape. The results of osseous genioplasty are actually dramatic, which will make the face and other features more proportional. Genioplasty can move a patient’s chin forward or backward, up or down or perhaps make it wider, more square or one that’s more narrow or rounded. The osseous or sliding genioplasty can change the facial shape as well, which would give them a more striking V line shape opposed with 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. With just several weeks, the cut in the chin bone actually will heal and the chin then becomes a bone which is going to be complete again and have a new proportionate shape and position in the process. This will bring all of the skin and muscle fat, which will tighten the soft tissues where when this is loose will then 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. Through genioplasty, it actually won’t happen due to the reason that the bones will 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.