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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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Proud of our research team for getting this published. In this article, we developed a unique risk assessment tool to predict major complications in facial aesthetic surgery. Thank you to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for publishing our work.

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