I have a chin implant which I'm very unhappy with (a replacement implant isn't an option). I'm considering a sliding genioplasty. However, I don't want to have a longer looking face from the front. Is it possible to perform a sliding genioplasty without adding vertical height to the chin?
Genioplasty Without Adding Vertical Height?
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Sliding genioplasty can be done without adding vertical height
Yes, it is possible to perform a sliding genioplasty without adding vertical height to the face. The precise direction that the chin advances forward is based on the angle of the cut in jaw bone itself. A cut in the bone that is made parallel to the plane where the teeth meet (called the occlusal plane) will allow for isolated forward advancement without adding a vertical component.
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