The different chin surgery techniques effectively correct aesthetic defects, such as a chin that is too far forward and a receding chin that is too far back.
Aesthetically, there is an ideal vertical line in profile from the forehead through the nose to the horizontal base of the chin. If the chin protrudes from this line, it is protruding. If the chin is behind this line, it is receding.
In case of excess fat, a small liposuction will be performed first before starting the genioplasty procedure.
There is a complementarity between the chin and the nose, which is why a rhinoplasty is often performed at the same time as a chin surgery in order to achieve a matching set. The combined operation is called profiloplasty.
When the chin is slightly receding, injections of hyaluronic acid can be used.
If abnormalities in chin position result in lower gum lesions with teeth that may come loose or problems with the dental joint, such as discomfort in closing the mouth, the patient will be referred to a smile specialist who will treat the entire lower face with maxillofacial surgery techniques.