Chin Augmentation Surgery in San Antonio
Genioplasty, or chin augmentation, improves the chin and jawline by moving the chin surgically. San Antonio Genioplasty Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD specializes in chin augmentation surgery to improve a weak chin, move back a prominent chin, or correct chin asymmetry. A Sliding Genioplasty can be combined to improve the neck and remove unwanted fat.
The strong male jawline
A straight male jawline is often desirable for men. Also, men with a receded chin, or a so-called weak chin, can benefit from improving the jawline. There are two different approaches to improving the male chin, either by using a chin implant or using the patient’s own bone for a genioplasty surgery.
A chin implant requires an under chin incision for placement of a silastic or porous polyethylene chin implant into a precise pocket in the jaw. A chin implant can also be customized to provide more lengthening or extension along the jawline. A sliding genioplasty requires an oral incision to access the lower chin and jawline. The chin bone is cut with a small saw and drill and stabilized on a titanium plate. The sliding genioplasty can advance a chin, setback a chin or correct asymmetry.
What is involved in Genioplasty San Antonio surgery?
San Antonio Genioplasty involves making an incision in the lower lip area. The incision is hidden so that there are no visible facial scars. If liposuction is performed, then a small lower chin incision is made. A liposuction canula is placed to gently remove fat from under the chin. No other incisions are made except for the incision beneath the chin. An alternative to a chin implant is the sliding genioplasty. Genioplasty surgery involves a jaw surgery called a sliding genioplasty whereby the chin is slid forward. A sliding genioplasty can augment a chin, correct a prominent chin, or provide symmetry to a crooked chin.
Can a Genioplasty San Antonio be performed after a chin implant?
A sliding genioplasty can be performed after a chin implant. There are patients who have lost chin bone due to erosion from a poorly position chin implant. A revision chin surgery may be necessary in this case. The chin implant is removed and the eroded bone burred smooth. A sliding genioplasty can then be performed.
How much does a Sliding Geniplasty Cost?
A sliding genioplasty cost ranges from $6000 – 9000 which includes the hardware (plates and screws), general anesthesia, facility or hospital fees, and the surgeon’s fees. If a bone graft is required to augment or correct lost bone, then the price may increase.
Genioplasty and Rhinoplasty for Profile Alignment
There are many options to consider when combining chin and nose surgery. Chin surgery can include a chin implant or sliding genioplasty. Nose surgery may include a rhinoplasty or nose job to elevate the profile or reduce a boney hump.
Rhinoplasty and genioplasty surgery can be performed at the same time. The advantages of combining rhinoplasty and genioplasty surgery are many. Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery brings balance to the nose. It can be performed in combination with septoplasty and turbinate reduction to improve breathing. The nasal valve can also be addressed at the same time in order to improve airflow resistance. Functional septoprhinoplasty is a staple of sleep apnea surgery. Patient presenting with obstructive sleep apnea whom have difficulty tolerating CPAP will realize an improvement in airflow pressure by 2 – 3 cm H2O after undergoing functional nasal reconstruction.
Many patients seek rhinoplasty and genioplasty to improve the appearance of their face. A concave patient who has midface deficiency and a small lower jaw or mandible as shown in the patient depicted can be brought into facial balance by rhinoplasty and genioplasty surgery. In this instance, rhinoplasty profile and nasal tip refinement and an augmentation genioplasty to project a weak chin brings a concave patient profile to reduce a prominent chin brings a convex patient profile to a normal or orthognathic profile. A convex facial profile can also be brought into orthognathic appearance after rhinoplasty and genioplasty. A patient with a prominent nose and recessed chin will benefit from rhinoplasty and genioplasty.
Where is Genioplasty San Antonio surgery performed?
Genioplasty surgery in San Antonio is a cosmetic, outpatient procedure. Under general anesthesia or twilight sedation, either chin implants or a sliding genioplasty may be performed. If combined with a facelift and neck lift surgery, both procedures can be performed under twilight TIVA anesthesia in our outpatient facility at Texas Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery or the hospital setting.
Can Genioplasty be used to correct obstructive sleep apnea or OSA?
Sliding genioplasty is designed to correct cosmetic concerns about a weak, protruding, or asymmetric chin. Patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from a sliding genioplasty when a weak or asymmetric chin is present. Another operation which more effectively targets the genioglossus muscle involved in many cases of OSA is a geniotubercle advancement or GTA. Dr. Jose Barrera, MD has published numerous articles on the sliding genioplasty and the geniotubercle advancement surgery.