What is a 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. 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.
"I seeked Dr. Imola over a year ago for my first plastic surgery procedure ever. At the age of 63, I felt the need to finally improve on my genetics after seeing a Youtube video, objectively analyzing facial and physical structures in men. While I had many deficiencies for a 'decent looking male', I decided to Have my chin augmented via a chin implant. In the interest of brevity, Dr. Imola is an amazing Surgeon with an amazing Staff! The process starts with Lisa (practice manager) who has the charisma to brighten anyone's day, and facilitates everything perfectly. At age 65, I am going for more; to augment my infraorbital ridge with another implant... In short, Dr. Imola is magic, and i don't know how he does it. In youtube video, they say "MM's make MM's", (millimeters make male models)... Dr Imola is the best!"- H.T. / Google / Jul 30, 2020
"Dr. Imola performed a sliding genioplasty to correct my severely recessed chin and a rhinoplasty to correct the crookedness of my nose as well as reduce my dorsal hump. Dr. Imola and I discussed what I wanted as an end result, and he delivered it exactly. I look exactly like the photos we manipulated together. I felt very safe going into surgery with him knowing he had performed many similar operations."- L.D. / Google / Jan 09, 2021
"Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and Genioplasty - I had done a lot of research prior to deciding on Dr. Imola. I interviewed 3 doctors, as well as did countless research on the internet. I had been thinking about getting rhinoplasty/ septoplasty and genioplasty for decades and finally decided to get the procedures at age 44. My only regret is that I waited so long to do so, as it has changed my life in such a positive way. Lisa was..."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2020
"Genioplasty and Neck Tite Great Resuls - Getting the Neck Tite and Genioplasty procedures met my overall goals to improve my “baggy neck” and minimize my prominent “jowls”. I am very happy with the results --- I still look like me but just fresher and younger. Dr. Imola provided options to reach my overall goals before we landed on the Neck Tite and Genioplasty procedures. I was somewhat worried about the recovery time, but I w..."- P. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2020
"I had done a lot of research prior to deciding on Dr. Imola. I interviewed 3 doctors, as well as did countless research on the internet. I had been thinking about getting rhinoplasty/ septoplasty and genioplasty for decades and finally decided to get the procedures at age 44. My only regret is that I waited so long to do so, as it has changed my life in such a positive way. Lisa was amazing to work with and was always there to answer my questions and to ease any trepidations I had. Dr. Imola was extremely knowledgeable and showed me exactly what my end result would look like prior to the surgery. I had a very large nose, asymmetrical nostrils, had problems breathing, as well as a recessed chin. Dr. Imola worked miracles and made me look like a much prettier version of my previous self. When I saw before and after pictures I couldn't believe the results. In fact, my results are better than the mock up pictures he showed me prior to the surgery. He is a perfectionist, takes time to ensure results and he stands by his work. I couldn't be more happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Imola and Lisa to anyone seeking rhinoplasty, septoplasty and/or genioplasty."- H.C. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
Who can benefit from a Genioplasty?
A small or recessed chin can create an imbalance in your facial features. 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. The procedure enhances the appearance of your chin, jawline, and overall facial proportions for a more youthful and attractive look.
How is a Genioplasty performed?
As an outpatient procedure, genioplasty is performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or IV sedation and has a very high success. 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.
What can I expect after a Genioplasty?
Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery will provide post-operative instructions following genioplasty surgery. This important information will include how to care for the treatment area and when you can return to work or other activities. Patients should follow these guidelines closely to ensure proper healing. Swelling and sensation changes are normal after surgery and can take time to improve. Many patients will take a few days off of work but then return quickly to light activity. We suggest avoiding strenuous activity and attending follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.
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.
Is genioplasty a chin implant?
Genioplasty isn’t the same thing as a chin implant. A genioplasty involves moving bone into a new position while a chin implant is an implant placed at the chin without moving any bone.
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.
How much does a genioplasty cost?
The cost of genioplasty varies based on the complexity of the procedure. The surgeon’s fees range from $3,000-6,000 not including anesthesia fees, facility costs, and supplies.