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Improve Overall Chin Alignment

The chin is the focal point of the jawline and can affect your overall appearance. A weak chin can make a person’s face look unbalanced and top-heavy, making the neck look short and stubby. A strong chin, on the other hand, can give the face a more balanced look and make the neck look more graceful. Dr. Fathimani performs a highly personalized sliding genioplasty to make your chin look perfectly proportional to your face.

What is Sliding Genioplasty?

Sliding genioplasty is a surgical procedure to reposition the chin. The surgery involves making an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. The surgeon will then reposition the chin bone and secure it with screws or plates. Sliding genioplasty is performed for patients with a receded or insufficiently projected chin. Genioplasty in Denver can improve the jawline and overall facial contours and, in some cases, improve the function of the chin.

Benefits of Sliding Genioplasty:

  • Correct a chin that is either too small or too large
  • No visible scarring because the incision is inside the mouth
  • Performed under local anesthesia — not general anesthesia
  • Minimal recovery period after the surgery
  • Improves overall jawline and facial contours
  • Facilitates small, precise chin adjustments
  • Improves the overall results of a rhinoplasty
  • Avoid the potential risks of chin implants

Sliding Genioplasty: Recovery & Downtime

Recovery from a sliding genioplasty is typically pretty quick, with most people being able to return to their normal activities within a week. There may be some initial swelling and bruising, but this should subside within a few days. It’s important to avoid any strenuous activity or contact sports for at least four weeks after surgery to give the incision time to heal properly. To help with the swelling, you will want to sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights after your genioplasty in Denver.

Sliding Genioplasty: Aftercare Guidelines

  • Take it easy for the first few days. Avoid strenuous activity and give your body time to heal.
  • Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.
  • Apply ice to your chin for the first few days to reduce swelling.
  • Take your pain medication as prescribed.
  • Eat soft foods for the first week or two to avoid irritating the incisions.
  • Brush your teeth gently, and don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush.
  • Keep your incisions clean and dry.
  • Follow up with your surgeon as scheduled to ensure optimal healing.
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The Sliding Genioplasty Surgical Process

A sliding genioplasty is a surgical procedure to change the shape of the chin. The chin is moved forward, backward, or to the side, the skin is incised, and the chin is repositioned. This can be done with either an intraoral (inside the mouth) or an extraoral (outside the mouth) incision. The intraoral incision is made inside the mouth, along the lower gum line, so there’s no visible scar. The extraoral incision is made just below the chin, providing better access to the chin.

The type of incision used  for your genioplasty in Denver will depend on the change needed, your particular goals, and Dr. Fathimani’s preference. Even with a submental incision, the surgeon ensures that it remains concealed. After the incision, the bone is moved into the desired position and held with screws or plates. The incision is then closed with sutures. The surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, depending on the change needed.

Genioplasty Before & Afters

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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a fellowship-trained oral, maxillofacial, and facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques to improve the overall contours of your face. The surgeon carefully examines your facial skin and chin, discusses your goals and medical history, and curates a personalized surgical plan. Please schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for a sliding genioplasty in Denver.

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