45 min – 1,5 h
Type of anesthesia
from CHF 6,000
Objectives of genioplasty
Genioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the chin to restore the balance between the different parts of the face. The procedure aims to modify the shape of the chin bone in a natural and permanent way .
This intervention is sometimes combined with jaw surgery (maxillary and/or mandibular osteotomy) or rhinoplasty as part of profiloplasty.
The goal is to subtly rebalance the facial features. In the presence of excess fat your surgeon may recommend liposuction of the neck in addition to genioplasty. This intervention effectively corrects the imperfections of the chin.
Each genioplasty is unique and the aesthetic goal will be to achieve a natural-looking chin, in harmony with the overall shape of your face and your personality .
Who is genioplasty for?
Genioplasty is possible from the age of 18 to remedy a morphological abnormality of the chin. To correct the shape of the mandible, the tip of the chin is moved forward or backwardand fixed with titanium screws.
If the chin lacks projection, it is possible to increase its projection by placing an implant which is inserted through a discreet scar positioned under the chin. The implant is very well tolerated and brings exceptional results. The implant, concealed by the thickness of the fat and muscles of the chin, remains stable and offers a natural appearance.
Genioplasty is a surgical procedure that can lead to risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Before and after pictures
The genioplasty procedure
Genioplasty will positively transform the harmony of your face. The results are final .
Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. It is also an opportunity for your surgeon to carefully analyze the anatomy of your face to ensure that the procedure will beautify your face and bring real rejuvenation.
The specialist will carry out a complete examination of the face and will analyze in particular the shape and position of the chin.
He will make sure that the bad position of the chin is not consecutive to an anomaly of the position of the lower jaw or the mandible. The consultation will also make it possible to evaluate the necessity of an associated submental liposuction. A pre-operative health check will be carried out to verify the absence of contraindications.
Generally, genioplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia with sedation. However, in some cases, a general anaesthesia is preferred. The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
If the genioplasty is performed with an implant, the incision is generally located under the chin, thus the scar will remain almost invisible after healing. The intervention can take place under local anesthesia with sedation, it generally lasts about 45 minutes and takes place on an outpatient basis.
If the surgeon has opted for an osteotomy of the mandible, he will first make an incision in the oral mucosa. In this case, there will be no visible skin scar.
A mandible osteotomy means that the chin bone will be fractured in a precise and controlled manner below the roots of the teeth to allow a movement of the bone in the desired direction (backward, forward, lowering, elevation, lateral deviation).
Stitches are then placed in the mouth. They disappear in 2 to 4 weeks or are sometimes removed in consultation.
Bone consolidation is obtained after a month and a half. The procedure lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
After the procedure
Genioplasty is a painless procedure. The patient is able to move his jaw safely. Wearing a modeling bandage under the chin is necessary for 5 to 8 days.
Bruising and swelling may persist for about two weeks. It is also recommended to eat semi-liquid or soft food, preferably cold, for two days. Mouthwashes are necessary during the first week.
You can resume your socio-professional activities after eight days. The displacement of the chin modifies the face in a more or less important way. It is however necessary to monitor the result of the intervention after the resorption of the edema.
The result is immediate and takes on its final appearance after two to three months, the time for the edema to subside.
The intervention generally brings a significant morphological and aesthetic improvement as well as a significant psychological benefit.
The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
The art of genioplasty at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic skills of the surgeons are essential for each intervention. Obtaining a tailor-made result for each patient is the main objective of chin surgery. The challenge consists in respecting the ideal proportions dictated by the golden ratio , both from the front and in profile to sublimate the harmony of the face .
From the front, the chin must be proportional with the upper thirds of the face, in particular the projection of the cheekbones and the mandibular angles. As for the tip of the chin, it should ideally be vertically aligned with the base of the forehead. Of course, the result must remain as natural as possible.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
Injections of hyaluronic acid represent an interesting non-invasive alternative for reshaping the shape of the chin and correcting its imperfections:
- Bring projection for a receding chin
- feminize a chin by increasing its projection.
- Correct the orange peel effect with botulinum toxin
- Fill a supramental fold
The duration of the results vary between 18 months to 2 years depending on the patient.