Cosmetic Surgery Geneva

Genioplasty and chin surgery

The chin is an important element of the face area, it is responsible for the facial contouring and aesthetic. Sometimes, the chin may be protrusive or on the contrary, receding (too small). Today, surgical or medical genioplasty is a very good option to consider if you want to correct and reshape your chin.

Surgical genioplasty, plastic chin surgery

Surgical genioplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure aiming to correct the shape of a chin. We can correct a receding chin, or an underdeveloped chin by using chin prosthesis to restore the volume. Conversely, we can also reduce an excessively prominent chin.

The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia, it takes in average one hour, and leaves no scars because the incision is made on the inside of the mouth. Results can be seen within 3 weeks, once the swelling subsides, and optimal results are visible within 2 to 3 months.

Genioplasty can improve the face contour and balance the entire facial profile.

The procedure can be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to obtain an even more important reshaping of the profile. This is called facial profiloplasty.

Genioplasty combined with chin liposuction, or with deoxycholic acid injections is an efficient solution to correct a double chin. In order to stretch the skin underneath the chin, we can also perform a mini neck lift.

Before / after photos of a chin prosthesis placement:

prothèse pour recréer un menton génioplastie

Medical genioplasty with hyaluronic acid injections for chin reshaping

Today, we can correct the chin shape without surgery, by using fillers. This is called natural medical genioplasty.

Retrusive or ”weak” chins can be reshaped with hyaluronic acid filler injections. Injections in the chin increase the projection and restructure the chin quickly and naturally. An injection session takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Results are visible right after the procedure and last about 18 months.

Photo before / after injecting the chin:

remodeler le menton par injection volux

Watch a video of a surgical genioplasty procedure.

Feel free to contact Dr. Raspaldo, cosmetic surgeon in Geneva, Switzerland, to find out more.

Discover several other aesthetic treatments performed in our cosmetic surgery practice in Geneva: non-surgical rhinoplasty with hyaluronic acid injections, eyebrows surgery, temples surgery.

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