A genioplasty is actually found to be an alternative for chin implants. By using the patient’s own bone, the surgeon can then change the shape, height, projection and the proportion of the chin of the individual. It can actually offer more versatility than the implant chin augmentations which will be able to give the chin with more projection and for changing the shape. The results that osseous genioplasty gives is dramatic, which will in fact make the face as well as other features a lot more proportional. Genioplasty could move the chin of the patient forward or backward or perhaps up or down and may even make this wider and more square or perhaps narrower and more rounded. The osseous or known as sliding genioplasty could likewise change the facial shape of a person, which will give them a more striking line shape of V compared to the rounded lower facial shape. Another the thing about it is that this will also come with added effects of tightening the neckline as well as jawline, which would then make the patient look younger by reducing any signs of aging such as jowls and also on double chins.
There are also some other benefits that can be obtained when you consider osseous genioplasty. In an osseous genioplasty or a sliding genioplasty, the chin bone of a patient is cut and this will be slid either up or down or perhaps forward to position the chin in an ideal position, which actually is determined through the pre-operative x-ray and in precise measurement. The fact is, there’s still a bone to bone contact with the new chin position and the position is going to be secured with a small titanium plate. Within just several weeks, the cut in the chin bone is going to heal and the chin would then become a bone that’s complete again with a new proportionate position and shape. It actually brings all of the muscle fat and skin that would tighten the soft tissues where if this is loose would show signs of aging.
When a patient is going to age, the fatty tissues, muscle bands and skin of the neck starts in loosening the former elasticity. It would actually then cause the tissue of the patient to sag as well as loosen the definition of the neck and the chin as well.
The silicone or the silastic chin implant could actually shift the position and may sometimes cause the underlying bone in changing shape. Through genioplasty, it actually won’t happen due to the reason that the bones will heal as a solid single bone. Plastic surgeons who specialize in facial bone surgery are actually familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of each of the chin procedures available.