I am not happy with my face, specifically chin and jaw. Could chin implant or sliding genioplasty be a solution for me? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
the first thing you need to do is get a ful evaluation by an oral Maxillofacial surgeon. Although you have a what appears to be a weak chin the rest of your facial skeleton needs to be evaluated with radiographs and CT scans. This will although your surgeon to make a proper diagnosis and then give you the proper treatment plan. A chin implant will mask or camouflage whatever really is going on. Your clicking temporomandibular joint is only an issue if it hurts or gets locked open or closed. Otherwise it's more of any annoyance. Sliding genioplasty would not correct TMJ noises. Hope this helps
Sliding Genioplasty for Significant Horizontal Chin Deficiency
It is your degree of horizontal chin shortness and your young age that makes the case for a sliding genioplasty. You have a horizontal deficiency of at least 12 to 14mms which is beyond what any performed chin implant can provide. Whether it be an implant or a sliding genioplasty, neither will provide any improvement in your TMJ clicking.
Chin implant for
Chin implants are purely done for cosmetic purposes, and will not help with any functional issues in the jaw.