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Chin augmentation - series—Indications

Indications

Overview

The best candidates for chin augmentation or genioplasty are patients with weak or receding chins (microgenia), but with a normal dental bite. Expectations of looking and feeling better after surgery should be discussed with the plastic surgeon before any surgery, keeping in mind that the desired result is improvement, not perfection. The facial profile can be balanced by extending the chin in relationship to the nose. Reconstructive genioplasty to correct bite dysfunction can be performed in conjunction with jaw surgery. Thousands of genioplasties are performed successfully each year. Surgery may be performed in the surgeon’s office-based facility, a hospital, or an outpatient facility.

Review Date 1/10/2017

Updated by: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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