Genioplasty (Chin Reshaping) near Denver, CO

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What Is Genioplasty?

A chin that is too large, too small, or misaligned can make other facial features look out of proportion. Genioplasty is a facial aesthetic treatment that reshapes the chin and lower face for patients with a small or recessed chin or one they believe is too prominent. Often when a chin is out of proportion to the face, it can create an undesirable or weak jawline or a prognathic (protruded) appearance. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to improve the shape, position, and appearance of your chin for a more appealing profile. At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, our talented surgeons have years of experience in performing genioplasty and other chin augmentation procedures to bring cosmetic improvements to Denver area patients. If you have concerns about your chin, we would love to help you explore the option of genioplasty at our Englewood, CO practice.

How Does Chin Augmentation Work?

Chin augmentation with genioplasty may be ideal for patients who have a receded chin, a protruding chin, a chin deformity, or a chin that's misaligned with other facial features. As an outpatient procedure, genioplasty is performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or IV sedation and has a very high success rate when performed by a skilled Denver plastic surgeon, such as those at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery. With chin reshaping, the bone in the lower jaw may be reduced or the jaw may be repositioned to bring the chin into proper alignment with the face. On average, genioplasty procedures carry a recovery time of about 6 – 8 weeks and can offer long-term improvements to your facial profile and overall appearance.

Genioplasty FAQ

What does genioplasty address?

Genioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reshape your chin and jawline to improve facial harmony for a better overall appearance. It can be used to address a receding (or weak) chin, an overly large chin that sticks out too much, or a chin that is out of alignment with the rest of the face. Genioplasty can also be used to address an abnormal alignment of the jaw that affects the dental bite.

Is genioplasty a chin implant?

Genioplasty isn’t the same thing as a chin implant. Rather, genioplasty is a surgical procedure done by an experienced oral-maxillofacial surgeon like the ones at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery to remake and reshape the chin and jaw. However, a chin implant (or augmentation) can be used together with a genioplasty to improve the overall look and harmony of the facial features.

Is a genioplasty painful?

Like any surgery, there is some discomfort after the procedure, but the actual surgery itself isn’t painful. Depending on your procedure, your surgeon may use only local anesthesia or IV sedation; in some cases, you will be put to sleep (general anesthesia). After your genioplasty procedure, your doctor may prescribe pain medications if necessary to keep you comfortable during the recovery process.

Is genioplasty permanent?

Yes, genioplasty is a permanent reshaping of your chin and jawline for an improved, more harmonious look to your facial features.

Chin Enhancement With Genioplasty

Chin reshaping surgery can create harmony in the lower face, improving the look of a recessed or protruding chin and redefining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the look of your jawline or think your chin is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation may produce the look you desire. Schedule a visit at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO to further explore the benefits of genioplasty, learn about cost and financing details, and hear more about your chin enhancement options.

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