Sliding genioplasty risks for aging people?
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Age and sliding genioplasty
How you heal after sliding genioplasty depends more on your individual health than your age. Someone in their 20's but smokes, has diabetes, on steroids etc. will heal worse than a healthy 60 year old. Age is just a number!
The risks of a sliding genioplasty are not worse or increased because one is older. The bone will heal just the same. The only theoretical increased risk is that of sensory nerve injury where the recovery of feeling in the chin may take longer or be diminished.
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