Genioplasty or in more simple terms chin augmentation refers to a surgical procedure performed to improve facial balance and/or rejuvenate the lower facial third - mandible. An osseous genioplasty refers to surgery which is performed by creating an osteotomy and then mobilizing an inferior segment of mandible forward and fixating into a new position.

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In the immediate postoperative period, multiple small plates and screws may be present overlying the mandible usually in a symmetrical fashion. 


  • paraesthesia of the mental nerve
  • injury to tooth roots
  • mandible fracture
  • an undesirable aesthetic outcome
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rID: 52231
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chin augmentation

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