How much forward can genioplasty push the chin?
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Genioplasty v. Chin Implant
Chin implants can actually add 10 mm or more to the chin length, and sometimes can even be stacked to add more. A genioplasty can potentially add more length but is a more involved operation.
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Candidate for a chin augmentation
Candidates for Chin Augmentation -
Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation.
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Hello, my chin is very short and the edge of my chin is very close to my neck.
I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty. I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone. In my opinion, you are a good candidate for chin implant surgery. I have used large sized EAC chin implants, in males with very weak chins, that have achieved the desired chin projection.
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