Enhance Facial Symmetry with Genioplasty
If you have a severely receded jaw, genioplasty, or chin surgery, can improve your facial symmetry for an improved overall appearance. Dr. Wade Peers performs genioplasty in the state-of-the-art surgical center at our practice, Park City Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, in Park City, UT. A skilled and highly trained oral surgeon, Dr. Peers can modify the chin bone or place an implant to correct recession and create a more unified facial aesthetic. Often, he combines chin surgery with mandibular osteotomy to correct the position of the lower jaw as well.
Is Genioplasty Right for Me?
Genioplasty is typically recommended for individuals whose chin size is disproportionate in comparison to their other facial features. The best way to determine if genioplasty is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Peers.
The shape and placement of the chin have a significant effect on your facial appearance. Genioplasty can address a variety of similar issues, such as:
- Recessed chin
- An unusually small chin (microgenia)
- A which is chin positioned too far back (retrogenia)
- Hemifacial microsomia (when one side of the face is underdeveloped)
- An incomplete or underdeveloped jaw (mandibular hypoplasia)
- Skeletal and chin deformities
- Protruded or prominent chin (prognathia)
Genioplasty can improve your profile and enhance the overall symmetry of your face. The procedure is typically performed using incisions placed inside of your mouth, so it produces no visible scarring. In some cases, it can also correct functional issues and improve comfort.
The Treatment Process
Most of our jaw and chin surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art surgical center. We provide both nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure patients are comfortable throughout treatment.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Peers will make an incision on the gums inside the lower lip, allowing access to the lower jaw bone and chin. Then, he can remove or adjust small amounts of bone to achieve the desired results. In some cases, an implant might be added. He will carefully secure the newly positioned bone with screws and then close the incisions using sutures. Often, the sutures are dissolvable, though some patients will need to return to our office to have their stitches removed.
After the Procedure
In general, patients take about a week off before returning to work or school after genioplasty. Resting during the first week can help speed your recovery and reduce the chance of complications.
Whether you simply wish to enhance your profile or need to combine the procedure with jaw surgery for a healthier bite, our team can help.
You will feel sore for a few days after the procedure and you may be prescribed medication to manage discomfort. Your chin may also feel swollen and tight, and you may feel some numbness and tingling in the bottom lip. Bruising and swelling is also normal and generally recedes after the second or third day. You can use cold compresses and keep your head elevated to minimize these symptoms. If you begin to run a high fever or experience increasing pain, contact our office since these concerns could indicate infection.
Achieve the Profile You Desire
Dr. Peers is a skilled oral surgeon who can perform safe and effective genioplasty. Whether you simply wish to enhance your profile or need to combine the procedure with jaw surgery for a healthier bite, our team can help. Find out more about the benefits of genioplasty by contacting our office online or calling (435) 615-9840 to schedule a consultation.
“We have had the pleasure over the past 14 years to work closely with Dr. Peers, and he has always taken superb care of our patients. A great oral surgeon that our area is most fortunate to have!” Dr. Michael Knight