Sliding genioplasty 1 month ago. Augmented bone segment rubs against my gum! Is it permanent?
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Results of genioplasty
Genioplasty is a common procedure to lengthen or shorten the chin. The chin is moved and then held in position with mini-plates and screws. In my experience, the bone edges that you feel will resolve over the next 3-4 months. The body has a way to minimize sharp edges, and the soft tissue that covers the bone will help re-shape these areas. I would wait and allow more time. If there is an area that remains somewhat sharp, your surgeon can easily recontour that area under local anesthesia.
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