Minor changes make the most significant difference in facial proportions. A weak or protruding chin can cause a disproportionate profile. Sometimes weak chins contribute to the appearance of a double chin. At Faces Fort Worth, patients receive genioplasty to correct their chins for a stronger profile and a stronger self-image.
What is Genioplasty?
Genioplasty, also known as chin augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery that repositions or reshapes the chin. Oral-maxillofacial surgeons or plastic surgeons with specific training perform chin augmentation surgeries to help improve the appearance of the chin through either chin implants or sliding genioplasty.
Types of Genioplasty
The two main types of genioplasty are chin implants and sliding genioplasty. Both change the shape of the chin, but the methods and results differ.
Made from a biocompatible material, often silicone, chin implants fit around the patient’s chin bone and vary in size and contour. Chin implants correct weak chins and only need about a week of downtime. Often dermal fillers are a non-permanent alternative.
Sliding genioplasty changes the shape of the chin by physically moving the bone, whether sliding it forward, backward, or sideways. The bone is repositioned and reattached to the jaw with surgical screws. The average recovery for sliding genioplasty is one to two weeks.
Cost of Genioplasty
The cost of genioplasty depends on location, the expertise of your surgeon, the price of general anesthesia, the procedure’s complexity, and whether or not you add other cosmetic procedures.
According to 405 reviews on RealSelf, the average cost for chin augmentation surgery is around $7,650. But, the price may vary anywhere between $200 and $25,000. It is best to contact Faces Fort Worth to get a more accurate estimate.
Results of Genioplasty
90% of genioplasty patients on RealSelf rated genioplasty as worth the cost. Chin augmentation may help boost your confidence as your facial harmony balances. Insecurity about your double chin from a weaker profile or an asymmetrical chin will be a part of your past.
The results are immediate, with final results surfacing between 3 and 12 months, depending on the type of genioplasty. Chin augmentation results are permanent. Even with aging, you will be able to enjoy a fuller or smaller, or more even chin for the rest of your life. Face trauma may result in shifting in chin implants, which may need replacement.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about 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.