Balancing The Face
The Chin can be dramatically effect facial balance. Improving facial balance can be improved by repositioning or augmenting the chin. Chin aesthetics can be achieve with chin implants or repositioning the chin itself. Often, I prefer reposition the client's own chin to improve facial balance (Sliding Genioplasty). A bonus to the procedure is that there are NO external incisions! This client presented with concerns about the "weakness" of her chin. Complete evaluation revealed that she needed a significant advancement (forward movement) of her chin. I performed a sliding genioplasty through an incision inside of her mouth. The chin was separated and moved forward 4 mm. Dissolvable stitches were used to close the incision inside the mouth. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia and took about 65 minutes to perform. She was and excellent candidate because she had true microgenia (small chin). I fell the use of a patient's own tissue in this case her chin bone is always beneficial. Total healing time is 6 weeks.More
Improving Facial Balance
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