Many patients are often unhappy with the appearance of their chin. Some may have receded, misaligned, or disproportionate chins that are stopping them from achieving their desired face contours. As a result, some patients may consider a sliding genioplasty or chin augmentation surgery. At Faces Fort Worth, we offer multiple chin augmentation procedures that can help restore facial balance and symmetry.
What is a Sliding Genioplasty?
Sliding genioplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs a misaligned, protruding, or receding chin. At Faces Fort Worth, this chin augmentation procedure involves cutting the jawbone and repositioning the chin by moving it forward or backward to achieve a better profile.
Other genioplasty techniques include inserting silicone chin implants to enhance chin appearance. This cosmetic procedure is performed by licensed professionals like Oral-maxillofacial surgeons or plastic surgeons at an outpatient facility.
How Long is Sliding Genioplasty Recovery Time?
On average, recovery time after a sliding genioplasty may take about one to two weeks, depending on the type of genioplasty and the extent of chin repairs. After sliding genioplasty, you can expect some bruising, swelling, and pain in your jaw, which you can manage with pain relievers.
You should only eat soft or liquid foods during the first few days after chin augmentation, as you may have trouble chewing and swallowing. To help with the swelling, we recommend you apply cold compresses to your chin area and sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on your chin.
You will need to avoid strenuous activities for many months or until your doctor clears you for more physically demanding activities. At Faces Fort Worth, your plastic surgeon will provide you with postoperative instructions to help ensure a safe and speedy recovery. We will schedule your follow-up appointment within one to two days after surgery when we will remove your surgical bandage.
Who is a Candidate for a Sliding Genioplasty?
The best candidates for a sliding genioplasty are healthy patients who may want to enhance the appearance of their profile and add definition to their chin and jawline. Chin augmentation candidates may also want to restore their facial balance and overall projection of their chin. Moreover, chin augmentation candidates should also have realistic expectations about the procedure.
By scheduling a consultation at Faces Fort Worth, Dr. Sonneveld will examine your chin and determine if chin augmentation is right for you.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about sliding genioplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.