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Male Genioplasty
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Male Genioplasty Chicago

Asymmetrical facial features can influence confidence and self-esteem in anyone. In men, it is not uncommon for the shape and size of the chin to have an impact that goes beyond just what we see in the mirror.

Genioplasty is the medical term for surgery to reshape the chin. It is most commonly an aesthetic procedure, the goal of which is to bring balance and symmetry to the face. In male patients, it is typically useful to augment the size of the chin or enhance the contours of chin and jaw.

At the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, we understand that each patient has unique aesthetic goals. Depending on these goals, genioplasty may involve repositioning the chin forward or backward, moving it to one side or the other to achieve symmetry, using implants to make the chin longer or larger, or reduction techniques to make the chin shorter or smaller.

Male Genioplasty

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MALE GENIOPLASTY?

If you are a male with an overly projecting chin, a retrusive jaw (one that is displaced backwards from a central position), an asymmetrical chin or jaw, or would like to reshape and enhance your chin, you may be a good candidate for genioplasty. Additionally, your plastic surgeon may suggest genioplasty as a supplement to rhinoplasty, in order to further balance facial harmony.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CONSULTATION

If you believe you are a candidate for a genioplasty, contact the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago for a consultation. A board-certified plastic surgeon will review your medical history and perform a full facial evaluation to see if genioplasty surgery is right for you. We will take the time to explain all aspects of the procedure, including recovery, any potential associated risks, and we never perform a procedure unless we are certain it is the best treatment plan for you.

HOW IS A GENIOPLASTY PERFORMED?

After general anesthesia is administered, incisions are made, typically inside the mouth. From there, the process of performing a genioplasty varies depending on the goals of the individual patient.

For patients who have a chin and jaw that is pushed too far back or forward in relation to other facial features, the plastic surgeon makes incisions along the gums below the bottom teeth. The chin is separated from the jaw so that the surgeon can make the necessary corrections, and plates and screws are used to hold the chin in place.

If a chin is being shortened, a wedge of bone is removed from the chin, or otherwise contoured, before it is reattached. If the goal is to make the chin larger, it can be advanced forward and downwards to give the appearance of a larger chin.

Lastly, sutures are used to close the incisions. Oral sutures are usually absorbable, so they will not have to be removed later.

  • Male Genioplasty Before and After | PSC of Chicago
  • Male Genioplasty Before and After | PSC of Chicago
  • Male Genioplasty Before and After | PSC of Chicago
  • Male Genioplasty Before and After | PSC of Chicago
  • Male Genioplasty Before and After | PSC of Chicago
 

RECOVERY AFTER A GENIOPLASTY

Bruising and swelling at and around the surgical site is normal after a genioplasty. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication and give specific instructions regarding diet and physical activity. A soft-food or liquid diet is recommended in the days following a genioplasty, and patients should not perform any rigorous activity for up to two weeks following the procedure.

The results of a genioplasty will be noticeable immediately, but the full correction will be apparent after swelling and bruising goes away completely, usually within a month after the procedure is performed.

POTENTIAL RISKS OF GENIOPLASTY

Every surgical procedure involves some potential risk. Although rare, the following complications are generally associated with male genioplasty surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Mouth or lip numbness

You should always ensure that your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery before undergoing any surgical procedure, and that the surgery is being carried out in an accredited surgical facility.

WHAT DOES GENIOPLASTY COST?

The average cost of a genioplasty in the United States is around $8,000, but that cost can vary greatly depending on your location, the surgeon, and the extent of the procedure. The Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago always provides a detailed breakdown of costs after an initial consultation. Since genioplasty is generally considered an aesthetic procedure, it is rarely covered by health insurance providers.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

If you have any questions about genioplasty surgery for men or believe you might be a candidate, please contact us at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago to schedule a consultation. We welcome any questions from both potential patients and returning patients regarding any of the procedures that we offer. If you are interested in looking and feeling like the best version of yourself, give us a call today.

All surgical procedures by the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago are performed at top hospitals in Chicago and CMS or AAAASF-certified surgical centers for safety.

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3 month follow-up on this patient who wanted improvement in the projection of her chin and definition of the jawline. The patient has retrogenia or a small chin and underwent #chinaugmentation with a #genioplasty. In the pre-operative photos, you can see the chin is short and recessed and therefore I moved the chin forward and down. In the post-operative photos you can see improvement in the projection of the chin, a more defined jawline and neck, and a more balanced lower 1/3 of the face. This case highlights the advantages of a genioplasty versus a chin implant, a chin implant cannot lengthen and advance the chin to the same extent that a genioplasty can. Posted with permission.

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A 1 year follow-up on a patient who wanted a rhinoplasty to remove the dorsal hump and improve the aesthetics of her tip. In this case the dorsal hump was removed, the nose made straighter, the tip refined, and the tip rotated and projected more. Her new nose fits her face without overtly changing the ethnic features of her face. Posted with permission.



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Male patient in his late 60’s who was able to turn back the clock after undergoing a #facelift, #neck lift, #blepharoplasty, and #fattransfer. Pay close attention to the “bags” underneath the eyes, the jawline, and neck. The scars have healed nicely and are inconspicuous even with short hair. In the post-operative photos, the patient has maintained his natural facial features and anatomy, but just looks like a more youthful version of himself. Posted with permission.

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#Primaryrhinoplasty to fix the dorsal hump, droopy tip, and crooked nose. In the post-operative photos, the patient has a nice dorsal profile on side view, the tip has been lifted, and the nose is straight. To evaluate how straight the nose is, look at the dorsal aesthetic lines on bird’s eye view and follow the two light reflexes along the dorsum. Posted with permission.

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Challenging #tertiaryrhinoplasty on this patient who had nasal deviation, a dorsal hump, and an under-rotated/under-projected tip. In the post-operative photos, you can see a straighter nose with more symmetric dorsal aesthetic lines and tip defining points. Posted with permission.

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Honored to be inducted into the Rhinoplasty Society. The Rhinoplasty Society was founded in 1996 by plastic surgeons who have pioneered modern rhinoplasty. The society is dedicated to the education and advancement of nasal surgery.

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Relatively small surgeries can yield big changes. This patient wanted to improve the contour of her chin and the overall profile of her face. The patient’s lower 1/3 of the face and chin were short and set back. Additionally, the patient had asymmetries of the chin and jawline that she wanted improved. The patient underwent a #slidinggenioplasty to achieve these goals where the chin was cut and mobilized forward and downward. In the post-operative photos, you can see a more aesthetic and balanced facial profile. The advantages of a #genioplasty over a #chinimplant are that the chin can be moved in numerous planes, the advancement can be more significant, and asymmetries can be addressed. Posted with permission.

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This patient had a bilateral constricted ear deformity where the top portion of the ear folds over the rest of the ear. In this deformity, the ear appears shorter in height and there are abnormalities of the outer and inner folds of the ear. In the postoperative photos you can visualize the ear is longer in height, the helical rim or outer portion of the ear is lifted up and the antihelical fold or inner portion of the ear is more defined. Posted with permission.


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