Genioplasty is a procedure to improve the appearance of your chin. Surgery involves a small incision inside the lower lip, the chin is next modified and held in position with a small titanium plate. A genioplasty can be used to improve facial balance and harmony. In some cases the exact details of the procedure can be planned on the computer and a custom made plate used to ensure that the chin point is positioned exactly according to the pre-operative plan.
Not all patients with a retruding chin are good candidates for a genioplasty. In some patients a better cosmetic and functional result can be obtained by advancing the jaw. If Dr Gillett feels that this is the case he will organise for you to meet with an orthodontist to discuss a period of orthodontic alignment of the teeth which is followed by advancing the lower jaw. Dr Gillett will discuss with you in details what procedure or combination of procedures will give you with the best aesthetic and functional result.