Genioplasty is found to be an alternative for chin implants. By using the patient’s own bone, the surgeon can then change the shape, height, projection and the proportion of the chin of the individual. 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 could move the chin of the patient forward or backward or perhaps up or down and may even make this wider and more square or perhaps narrower and more rounded. The sliding genioplasty or osseous genioplasty actually could change the facial shape, which then will give them more with striking V line shape than the rounded lower facial shape. Another the thing about it is that this will also come with added effects of tightening the neckline as well as jawline, which would then make the patient look younger by reducing any signs of aging such as jowls and also on double chins.
When you consider osseous genioplasty, there are benefits that you can actually acquire. On a sliding or osseous genioplasty, the chin bone of the patient will be cut and is also slid up or down or forward in order to position the chin at an ideal position, which will, however, be determined through a pre-operative x-ray and also through a 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. This actually brings all the muscle fat and skin which later on will tighten the soft tissues where if it is loose would, later on, show signs of aging.
When a patient ages, the skin, fatty tissues and muscle bands of the neck starts to loosen the 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. The plastic surgeon who specializes in facial bone surgery is in fact familiar with the advantages and the disadvantages that come with the available chin procedures.