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Does It Make Sense to Have a Sliding Genioplasty or Chin Implant Put in While Overweight?

I'm overweight, but it's quite obvious that have a receding chin. My chin doesn't go past my forehead from a profile view, and I also have a long 2cm philtrum so everything looks unbalanced, though i'm not getting a lip lift because it's an awful surgery that never looks good imo. Instead of having my skin stretch to accommodate my new chin if I get a genio while skinny, I could just get it while fat & the skin would shrink with ease to fit my chin as I lose weight. Do I make sense? Thanks! lol

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Sliding Genioplasty or Chin Implant Put in While Overweight?

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Thank you for your question. I would consider getting a filler put in the chin in the interim, and see if you like the "look" and then if your weight is reduced, your needs may change. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Maxillofacial surgeon and review all your options, and risks. I hope this helps.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Weight Loss Before or After A Sliding Genioplasty

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The best way to answer your question is to see some profile pictures of you. I do not believe your weight and subsequent weight loss has much bearing on the success and long-term results of a sliding genioplasty procedure.

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Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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