Genioplasty is a procedure used to correct a short or “weak” chin. The procedure can be done either with an implant or by moving the chin bone (osseous genioplasty). The incisions are made inside the lower lip, so there are no external scars. Complications are few and may include numbness of the lower lip and infection. The procedure is often done in conjunction with rhinoplasty in order to improve facial harmony.
Chin Augmentation is a common procedure which brings your chin in better balance with your other facial features. Chin augmentation is often used to correct facial imbalances due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma. Chin implants can improve this underlying structure, and better balance the facial features for a dramatically more attractive look.
The procedure can balance a weak, or receding, chin and make a prominent nose seem less large. A weak chin can also make your neck look overly fleshy. Usually, a chin implant provides a more harmonious balance to your face and features so you feel better about the way you look, especially in profile.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Potter about chin implants or other facial rejuvenation procedures, contact Graystone Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today.