Many patients, both men and women, are unsatisfied with the appearance of their chin. A chin may appear to be too small, or set too far back when compared to the rest of the face. The chin line may be obscured by sagging skin due to aging or by fat layers that have accumulated. Chin correction procedures (genioplasties) may involve one or more procedures depending on patient need.
If your chin is simply recessive, Dr. Donaldson may suggest a small implant to bring the chin out to proper proportions. An incision is hidden under the chin and a customized plastic implant is fitted into place on the bone of the chin. The procedure is relatively simple and results are immediate with minimal swelling and bruising. A “sliding genioplasty” is an alternative that only uses the patient’s own jawbone to make the correction, so that an implant is not needed.
When your chin is treated in our Columbus office, as with all surgical and non-surgical procedures, our attentions are focused entirely on you and your vision for the best possible outcome.