Genioplasty Surgery Creating a Harmonious Look

Genioplasty surgery, also known as chin surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping the chin to improve its appearance and balance with the rest of the face. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular as more people seek to enhance their facial features. Genioplasty surgery can be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Aesthetic reasons may include improving the shape and size of the chin, correcting a receding or protruding chin, and creating a more defined jawline, while functional reasons for genioplasty surgery may include correcting bite problems, improving speech difficulties, and alleviating sleep apnea symptoms. If you’d like to learn more about how you can benefit from genioplasty surgery, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and speak with a team member to set up your initial consultation today.

Why Consider Genioplasty Surgery?

Genioplasty surgery is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the chin and is sometimes also referred to as mentoplasty or chin augmentation surgery. This procedure can be performed to enhance the appearance of the chin, correct a receding or protruding chin, or improve the overall facial profile, leaving you with an enhanced sense of facial harmony and correcting issues that may be keeping you from enjoying your ideal look. The benefits of genioplasty surgery include:

  • Improved facial balance and harmony
  • Enhanced facial features
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Improved dental and speech function
  • Permanent results

Preparing for Genioplasty Surgery

Before undergoing genioplasty surgery, you’ll visit our Glasgow offices for an informative consultation with one of our expert consultant surgeons. During this consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your facial structure and discuss the desired outcome of your surgery, taking photographs and utilising advanced computer imaging to show you what you can expect after your procedure. 

You’ll also be able to ask any questions you might have about your surgery, and will receive detailed aftercare instructions. In the weeks leading up to the surgery, the patient will need to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking certain medications that can increase the risk of bleeding. The surgeon may also recommend that the patient stop taking certain supplements, such as vitamin E and fish oil.

Types of Genioplasty Surgery

Genioplasty, also known as chin surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can alter the shape and size of the chin. There are several types of genioplasty surgery that a patient can choose from, depending on their desired outcome. The three main types of genioplasty surgery are sliding genioplasty, chin reduction, and chin augmentation.

Sliding Genioplasty

Sliding genioplasty is a type of genioplasty surgery that involves moving the chin bone forward or backward to improve the overall appearance of the chin. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and involves making an incision inside the mouth to access the chin bone. Once the bone is exposed, the surgeon will cut it and move it to the desired position. The bone is then secured with screws or plates, and the incision is closed with sutures.

Chin Reduction

Chin reduction involves removing a portion of the chin bone to create a more proportional and balanced facial appearance. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and involves making an incision inside the mouth to access the chin bone. Once the bone is exposed, the surgeon will carefully remove a portion of the bone and reshape the remaining bone to create the desired appearance. The incision is then closed with sutures.

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation involves adding volume to the chin to create a more defined and balanced facial appearance. This is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves an incision either inside the mouth or under your chin. Once the bone is exposed, your surgeon will insert an implant made of silicone or another biocompatible material into the chin to create the desired appearance. The incision is then closed with sutures.

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For more than 10 years now, Elanic Medical has been earning a reputation as Glasgow’s newest, most advanced private hospital. We’re excited to be offering you easy, timely access to the high-quality healthcare you deserve, as we don’t believe that frustrating queues or lengthy wait times should keep you from living the life you love. When you’re ready to get started and learn more about what Elanic Medical can do for you, our team is standing by and ready to help. Reach out to our Glasgow location and set up your consultation today.

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