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I had genioplasty revised

Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby diana107 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:19 am

Chin_chin,

Glad to hear you are well.
Posted that I would update on my similiar lip issue.
It has been over two months since my surgery and my lip has full
sensation and movement. It no longer flips in my mouth (I have better control) and my smile has returned to near normal. It is not exactly as it was before, but good enough for me to no longer consider having a procedure to fix it.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby diana107 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:19 am

Chin_chin,

Glad to hear you are well.
Posted that I would update on my similiar lip issue.
It has been over two months since my surgery and my lip has full
sensation and movement. It no longer flips in my mouth (I have better control) andmy smile has returned to near normal. It is not exactly as it wasbefore, but good enough for me to no longer consider having a procedure to fix it.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby chin_chin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:10 am

Hey Diana107, I am happy for you! If your lip has improved so there is a good chance that it will gradually return to normal with time I guess.
All the best to you and all of us who need it!
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby raca » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:58 pm

chin_chin,
I had a genioplasty a few months ago and I hate it. Changes to my face were drastic and it's made me look like a man (I am a woman). I can't even do a full smile it's so enormous. The surgeon I am getting it revised with is putting it back and using a small porex implant instead.

Can I ask how far your original chin was slid forward in mm? And do you think you look the same as you did before now it's been reversed? I am worried that I will be stuck with this horse face forever.

Diana and chin_chin re. lower lip loss, there are apparently massages and exercises that can make the lip relax back. However, it also can be permanent and require surgical intervention to correct. Mine never changed - it is as thin as it was post op despite trying to correct things. The revision surgeon is going to try and release it, but warned me that there's a good chance that my fuller and pouty lower lip will be lost forever :(
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby chin_chin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:51 am

Dear Raca,
I am so sorry for you! I know how much stress it is to go thru all of this. But you seem to be handling the problem and that is great. Keep on, for sure your surgeon can fix it for you. I wish you that and cross my fingers.
I will answer your questions a little later today.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby raca » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks, I'll look forward to it, would be great to hear what you did :)
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby chin_chin » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:16 am

Raca, my original chin was projected 4 mm. Ihe first surgery it was also slid downwards 6 mm. In the revision the surgeon slid it back upwards about 4 mm but the projection stayed the same since I did not want to have receding chin again.
Don't worry, for sure you are going to look again yourself after revision. I think you have the same issue as me before revision - you chin is too long - i.e. it is slid downwards excessively which does not suit your face. It can definitely be reveresed.
I cannot say I look the same as before due to lip issue. I look really ridiculous with this bottom lip looking receded for the side (my upper lip is projected 6 mm in comparison to the bottom one when looking from the side!) In the front of my face the bottom lip looks like I had eaten it :? . Actually the lip is so bad that I in general look worse than before even though I do not have receded chin now.
But I am still hoping it will resolve with time and then I would look normal again.
If you know any excercises and massage techniques I would be very gratefull if you could tell me about them.
What I am doing now is stretching the mouth and then putting the lips together and forward (like for a kiss).
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Question to Diana107

Postby chin_chin » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:27 pm

Diana107,

did you have dissolvable stitches in your mouth? (Sorry if you already mentioned it and I cannot find it anymore)

I have dissolvable stitches in my mouth which still have not dissolved after 6 weeks. Removing them now would require cutting mucosa since they got integrated over that time. But still I can feel them in mouth.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby raca » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:36 pm

jimmy7 wrote:it's the riskiness and difficulty of revising my genioplasty after so many years that's the issue. My surgeon refused to do anything about it at the time because he's one of those unethical and stubborn types who pretends there's no problem when it's as clear as day. An option is to just shave down one side of the chin to make it appear straight, but even that's a very big risk apparently :(.


Jimmy, what your surgeon said sounds a bit rubbish to me... I should think it would be safe enough to revise it after a few years, unless you have some kind of severe scarring problem and/or have had 5 genioplasties with multiple complications or something!

I have the same problem with the asymmetry from mine & I think the surgeon will shave the asymmetric portion down in my revision. He didn't say that there was a special risk with this part of the surgery, although I can ask him.

I'd def advise you to get a 2nd & 3rd opinion. A genio is a difficult surgery, & revising a bad one is more difficult still. But nontheless, many surgeons are capable of doing it successfully - maybe your case is out of that particular surgeon's league (& perhaps he didn't want to admit this to you?!)

If prices in your own country are prohibitive, Maurice Mommaerts is a maxfax surgeon in Belgium & his prices are very low (1000 euros or so for a genio). I have no personal experience of him so you would have to check him out yourself, although I do know he answers email enquiries.

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Re: Question to Diana107

Postby raca » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:39 pm

Sometimes they take a good while to dissolve... after rhinoplasty the stitches can take many months to go but genio ones will usually be gone within 2 months. Mine went fast, but unfortunately my big pointy chin did not!

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chin_chin wrote:Diana107,

did you have dissolvable stitches in your mouth? (Sorry if you already mentioned it and I cannot find it anymore)

I have dissolvable stitches in my mouth which still have not dissolved after 6 weeks. Removing them now would require cutting mucosa since they got integrated over that time. But still I can feel them in mouth.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby jimmy7 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 pm

Thanks for the advice, raca :). It's nice to know that something can potentially be done to fix it. I've been lied to about my jaw surgery results from Day 1 (many years ago) both by the guy who did the surgery and his equally untrustworthy colleagues. It's probably a blessing in disguise that Australian surgeons have refused to tackle it. I just wish they'd say "I can't do it" instead of "it can't be done"... Just inflated egos I guess :?.

I'm adding it to my growing list of 'surgeries performed in Aus. that will have to be fixed overseas'.
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Re: I had genioplasty revised - update after 3.5 months

Postby chin_chin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:35 am

Hello!

Here my update on healing process after 3.5 months from surgery.
Unfortunately there has not been any noticable improvement until I wrote here last time.
->Bottom Lip is still looking as it did after surgery(=baaad!),
->I still feel like some soluble stitches are inside. I the place were stitches were done I have now like pimples on the mucosa which feel like there was some plastic inside surrounded by tissue. I will have my MS have a look on it once again soon. Last time he said he couldn't find any stitches left but I am convinced they are there, it just feels like this!
->one point on my chin is really sore. I feel pain there every day. It is worse when it's cold and I am outside.
->my chin pad and bottom teeth are still completely numb

I must say that I really regret having done this surgery! Due to lip issue my face looks weird und worse than before. Additionally there are those problems which I listed above and some minor ones too which I do not mention any more because they do not bother me as much (at least not yet).
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby anku » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:31 am

plz tell me full reversal of 12 mm geneo help in tightness?
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Re: I had genioplasty revised

Postby palma13 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:28 pm

anku wrote:plz tell me full reversal of 12 mm geneo help in tightness?


How did you get 12 mm movement? Were grafts used?
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