Can I Add Chin Implant on Top of my Sliding Genioplasty?

Can a chin implant be added after having a sliding genioplasty? If so, will additional screws be needed to secure the implant besides the screws in the bones? Will there be problems having so many screws in your body?

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Chin Implant After Sliding Genioplasty

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Revision chin surgery after a sliding genioplasty has more risks than first time surgery. Dissection planes may not be as easily lifted. In addition, a sliding genioplasty often has hardware present (metal plates and screws) as well as an altered blood supply to the underlying structures. Infections are theoretically more likely.

Additional screws may not be necessary if there is periosteum present or scar tissue to secure your chin implant.  

Although the risks are higher, patients can have a chin implant after a sliding genioplasty. Make sure you see a qualified surgeon who has a lot of experience placing chin implants and working with the face.

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Dermafillers may be added on top of Sliding Genioplasty.

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Adding dermafillers for some more augmentation is a great option after either chin implant or sliding genioplasty surgery.  The chin projection may be enhanced without the risks of nerve or bone injury. 

Radiesse works very well for chin augmentation.  A longer lasting solution for non-surgical chin augmentation would be Artefill.


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