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Would A Genioplasty Help Improve My Profile? (photo)

Hello! I Have been looking around alot and am wondering if a genioplasty would help improve my profile. I also had trouble finding specific info in the following: - Average cost in canada(Ontario) - Which kind of doc to see maxillofacial/ would i need to get a ref feral - Is there any risk of the bone to loose strength/density resulting in problems later on in life - and would it also help reduce the dark bags under eyes

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Chin augmentation Information

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Chin augmentation could help your profile, but it depends on what your goals are. Enhancing the contour of your chin will give more balance to the lower portion of your face as well as make your nose less prominent. It probably won't affect the appearance of the dark bags under your eyes, however.

In Toronto, Ontario, it would cost about $7000-$9000. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon who has been trained to  perform chin augmentation. You probably wouldn't need a referral from your doctor.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Genioplasty

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Yes, genioplasty would improve your profile. You also have the option of having a chin augmentation which is a simpler solution with less risk. You should schedule a consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.   

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Chin Implant vs Chin Osteotomy

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When you use the term genioplasty, you are ferring to either the use of an implant or an osteotomy. (actually moving the chin bone forward) Which one is better for you is a matter of further discussion and each has their own advantages and disadvantages. To get the best perspective, it is ideal to seek a surgeon who has considerable experience with bothi forms of genioplasty. That type of doc can cross multiple specialty lines, from either a plastic surgeon or a n oral-maxillofacial surgeon. The cost between these two procedures is different and can range anywhere from $3500 to $6500. Chin osteotomies do not cause any bone problems and heal quickly with good bone fill. No chin procedure will provide any benefit to under eye bags.

The severity of your chin deficiency suggests that you may be better suited for an osteotomy type of genioplasty. 

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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