There are various options in Genioplasty. Great people had great chins, or so it would seem since the perfect chin really accentuates the looks. Genioplasty, or chin surgery, can make a significant difference to the facial profile.

What’s Genioplasty?

Genioplasty can set right a suppressed or overly prominent chin. Cosmetic chin surgery can be carried out following a neck lift, Botox, face lift, or more commonly along with a nose job to ensure the best overall result. Genioplasty is also done independently as a stand alone procedure. The ultimate objective is to ensure the chin is in harmony with the rest of the face. Cosmetic chin surgery is not about chin augmentation alone, but also reducing a too prominent chin or raising, advancing, lowering or recessing the chin.

Genioplasty Surgery Options

There are three major surgery options in Genioplasty. The implant surgery, bone surgery and soft tissue procedures are commonly used based on the requirements of the patient:

• Implant chin augmentation surgery is by far the simplest procedure since it only involves the insertion of silicone implants. Implants of various sizes are available. Surgeons choose the implant based on the extent of the area and the nature of the chin job demanded. This relatively simple procedure is ideal for small augmentation requirements. There is minimal pain and discomfort as well as minimal risks.

• Bone surgery is a more complex procedure where the chin bone must be cut precisely. After the bone is cut, it is moved to the desired location. The size of the chin is reduced and its vertical position is altered. Bone procedures are only recommended for cases where radical chin structure alterations are required that need extra stability. Though complex, the procedure offers quicker recovery. There are no long term risks involved and the risk of infection is also less.

• Soft tissue procedures are performed when minute alterations to an already treated chin are required. The procedure is particularly applied in cases when patients have specific ideas about how their chin should look. As the name suggests, the procedure involves working on the soft tissues.

Experience and State-of-the-art Technology Vital

Performing any of these procedures successfully requires experience and state-of-the-art technology. A reliable plastic surgery center will have both of these. It will have experienced plastic surgeons who have years of experience in the field and history of successful surgeries. It also employs the latest and most efficient laser-aided tools for successful plastic surgery. Other than Genioplasty, experienced centers also provide other comprehensive procedures dealing with the face and the body.

Author's Bio: 

At Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center, patients who undergo genioplasty notice a remarkable difference in their looks. Our plastic surgeons have extensive training in genioplasty and provide the full benefit of their valuable experience to their patients.