Your Chin Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Greenberg performs chin augmentation in his office ambulatory surgery centers both on Long Island and in Manhattan. Genioplasty usually is performed under local anesthesia (which numbs the area around the chin) or under a light general anesthetic.
There are two basic approaches to genioplasty. In most patients a simple chin augmentation can be performed using a chin implant. This is a simple procedure where an implant is placed either through the mouth or with a small incision under the chin. The chin implant is inserted and the patient can almost immediately resume normal activities. There is only minimal discomfort with this procedure which only takes about 30 minutes.
In rare cases it may be best to move the chin bone. In this technique, Dr. Greenberg makes an incision inside the mouth to gain access to the chin bone. The lower portion of the separated bone is moved forward and wired in position. The incision in the mouth is then closed with sutures. Since surgery is performed through an internal incision, the patient has no visible scarring. Dr. Greenberg believes in a natural look to the chin area, and matches the size and type of implant to your specific body and facial structure.