I had a sliding genio after removing a 5 year old silicone implant. This was a huge mistake. It was overcorrected and I have had mentalis strain ever since that time. 2 revisions later (reducing projection and length respectively), my chin looks bad and gives me real discomfort. I have since been told that I have a relatively uncommon dentofacial deformity which meant the genio was a contraindication. I therefore want the remaining genio reversed and a custom implant put in later on. Possible?
Reverse Genioplasty and Replace with Custom Implant? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Sliding Genioplasty Can Be Reversed
A sliding genioplasty can be reversed. (put back from whence it came) But it would also be important to resuspend/tighten the mentalis muscles at the same time so you do not get a soft tissue ptosis (witch's chin) as a result of the loss of bony projection/support.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.