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Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby kukee5 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:58 pm

oh i see...did he figure that using measurments? or eyeballing it?

the genio made a difference in the contour of the bottom part of ur face- which i hope i will get too b/c i have kind of chipmunk cheeks.lol.

how much was th total cost + xrays?
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Postby pixie1824 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:16 pm

In terms of the decision to move it up, not down? I believe that was partly from eyeballing it (and experience) and partly from measurements.

You're right, it did make a difference in the contour of my face. It's amazing that a very slight movement of my chin changed the overall look and shape of my face, especially from the front. It looks longer and slimmer. I can't believe it.

The cost of the surgery was $6,000. The cost of the orthodontist evaluation was $200, and the x-rays an additional $150, I believe.
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Postby kukee5 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:53 pm

yes, longer and slimmer! thats why i asked if you wanted lengthening...

i thought i wanted mine to be brought down but now im not sure b/c maybe when it comes forward i'll see the length that i want and wont need extra length. i would hate to ask for downward movement and end up with too much longness...i also dont want a dip btwn my chin and bottom lip....i would prefer a straigher lin like this | <--- dos that make sense?

i really want to see your doc i love the results on his page, but i don't think i could go to toronto for surgery lol
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Postby pixie1824 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:10 am

Hey everyone,

I just updated my photo album now that I'm at the two-month mark. It's not a drastic change from the six-week mark, but I think, from the front, I'm looking more symmetrical.

There's still some swelling in my chin (it's all squishy when I touch it), so that will be going down a bit eventually. But at this point, I'm pretty satisfied with how it's all turning out :) I was worried there for a bit, so now I'm relieved.

You can find the pics under my username, password "newchin."

Kukee, what did you end up deciding to do? Have you decided on a surgeon?
My doc is excellent, but I'm sure you can find someone more local. Where do you live?
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Genioplasty - chin reduction question - submandibular glands

Postby qlebanon@yahoo.com » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:54 am

I had genioplasty, a chin reduction surgery 12 days ago. My doctor moved my chin back 4mm and up 7mm. And he also cut out parts of my chin to reshape it. My chin was protruding, long and square like a man's chin. I'm female.

I'm still swollen in the checks and jawline and chin and neck areas. But I'm starting to get really concerned about the bumps I feel on my jawline. I follow my jawline downward and it actually sort of ends in one hard bump on either side of my jaw. and then theres a little dip and I sorta feel my chin bone.

In my post-op appointment, the practictioner (not the surgeon) said that those hard bumps, which she verified by feeling, are most likely the swelling of my submandibular glands. I want to believe her. But her diagnosis was 4 days ago and the hard bumps are still there. And they feel like bone to me. And it's more noticeable on the right side of my chin.


My fear is that the surgeon moved my chin too far back or too far up. The surgeon specializes in genioplasty.


**** I wanted to report that the chin ridges have disappeared. The cutting or jumping off points are gone. Thank you for insight!
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Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:54 pm

Submandibular glands are below the border of the lateral part of the 'chin bone'. However, you still can get what's called "induration" (hard swelling) in some areas that feel like 'bone' to you.

It's still too early to tell whether or not what you are feeling is a "step off" which is basically a discontinuous area in which the 'flow' of the chin bone is not uniform. Step offs can show later post op in the form of 'scalloping' which can be described as a 'stuck on' appearance of the central chin flanked by indentations beside it. Step offs can often be addressed with implants aimed at 'blending' in the lateral parts of the chin with the central projection of the chin or depending on how minor they are, with perhaps some soft tissue fill to help sculpt some uniformity to contour the "anterior mandible" which is where one sees such "step offs".
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Postby ruby1222 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:52 am

I am considering getting chin augmentation surgery. I haven't decided whether to get a genioplasty or an implant. I am 24 and am leaning toward a genioplasty mainly because of this forum, especially this thread, though I haven't had any consultations yet (I'll be going to surgeons that do both procedures to get their options). I was wondering though, can you feel any sharp ridges where the bone was cut after the genioplasty? Does it feel weird?
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby msb2009 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:34 am

Thank you newface1 for this wonderful thread! I was so nervous about my genioplasty surgery, but this board reassured me. I am 3 weeks post op and am doing well. I too had the teeth pressure for a few days, but it has gone away completely now. I never had any numbness in my lower lip (save for the first day or 2) and now only have a numb chin pad. My bruising was very slight with 3 small areas of yellow that were gone within 10 days (I took arnica before and after surgery). My only concern is that my smile is still not normal, and it makes me self conscious when smiling and laughing. How long until you felt that you had your "old" smile back again?

Also, I have one fiber or ligament of sorts that is really tight on my upper neck leading to my chin. My mal/oral surgeon suggested massaging it and believes it should disappear once the muscles repair and reattach. Anyone else experience this?

Thank you all again for sharing your experiences. I really appreciate it!
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby newchin » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:29 am

Hi there
Not sure if anyone has any great answers to this question but I am now 6months post genioplasty and my chin length is definitely still not where i want it to be - I can not stand it. It's at least 6mm too long- does anyone have any ideas how much it can still go down. My surgeon keeps putting me off to the 1year mark saying the swelling will come down but I'm getting pretty worried.
I also have indents on either side of my chin which makes the chin appear a bit placed on and my surgeon doesnt seem to be phased by it. he says it's just a bone callus but wont do anything about it. He said he may be able to shave down at the 1year mark but I'm not sure if that's what we can do.
Does anyone have any idea if the chin contour will smooth out and will my chin shorten more than that or have a great surgeon for a 2nd opinion in Toronto or Ottawa? Thank you sooo much for your help !!
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby newchin » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:29 am

Hi there
Not sure if anyone has any great answers to this question but I am now 6months post genioplasty and my chin length is definitely still not where i want it to be - I can not stand it. It's at least 6mm too long- does anyone have any ideas how much it can still go down. My surgeon keeps putting me off to the 1year mark saying the swelling will come down but I'm getting pretty worried.
I also have indents on either side of my chin which makes the chin appear a bit placed on and my surgeon doesnt seem to be phased by it. he says it's just a bone callus but wont do anything about it. He said he may be able to shave down at the 1year mark but I'm not sure if that's what we can do.
Does anyone have any idea if the chin contour will smooth out and will my chin shorten more than that or have a great surgeon for a 2nd opinion in Toronto or Ottawa? Thank you sooo much for your help !!
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby newchin » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:30 am

Hi there
Not sure if anyone has any great answers to this question but I am now 6months post genioplasty and my chin length is definitely still not where i want it to be - I can not stand it. It's at least 6mm too long- does anyone have any ideas how much it can still go down. My surgeon keeps putting me off to the 1year mark saying the swelling will come down but I'm getting pretty worried.
I also have indents on either side of my chin which makes the chin appear a bit placed on and my surgeon doesnt seem to be phased by it. he says it's just a bone callus but wont do anything about it. He said he may be able to shave down at the 1year mark but I'm not sure if that's what we can do.
Does anyone have any idea if the chin contour will smooth out and will my chin shorten more than that or have a great surgeon for a 2nd opinion in Toronto or Ottawa? Thank you sooo much for your help !!
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Sliding Genioplasty good but now chin fat is a problem

Postby qlebanon@yahoo.com » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:10 pm

I had a successful genioplasty surgery last August. But now the ball of fat on the surface of my chin is like swollen. There was always too much fat on the point of my chin, but now many months after surgery the fat seems even more swollen. Until last week, the was a small bulge under chin (neck area) and I thought it could be fat or just sagging skin. I've been using Vitamin C cream and the swelling underneath is almost completely receded. But now it seems like the ball of fat on the tip of chin is even bigger. And when I smile I get like a witch face where my chin sticks out and pulls my cheeks really tight. Like my smile pulls everything too tight and it squishes my face squat so I look really strange when I smile. I don't really have any cheekbones or cheek fat.

Could the fat have moved from my neck into the ball of my chin? Is it temporary or am I just going to look like a freak every time I smile. I often feel a tightness in my chin too that comes and go.
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby 7mmchin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:51 am

Hi! Even though this is a fairly old thread I'm going to post here to share my experiences with a sliding Genioplasty so far! I had mine yesterday so today is my 2nd day post-op and so far I have no regrets! I hesitated for a while over chin implant vs. sliding genio because I was afraid of possible nerve damage with genio but also didn't want an implant because I'm only 21 and that would leave many decades over the course of my life for it to shift or cause bone erosion so I eventually decided on the sliding Genioplasty. Also, I was afraid an implant would look un-natural since it would create a deep fold with the amount of projection I got. My surgeon moved my chin forward 7mm. But anyways, it's my second day post-op and the swelling is not that bad, just a little puffy faced. No bruising so far. No Pain AT ALL! Just slightly uncomfortable, like having a common cold and my neck feels a little tight because when they move the chin forward it pulls the neck muscles forward but my surgeon said that will go away once the muscles stretch and relax over time. Very happy so far!!!
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby 7mmchin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:03 pm

I would also like to add that I live In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. So if you live in this area go to Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for this operation! They are amazing! The staff are soooo friendly and helpful and my surgeon was so kind and professional and took the time to answer all my questions and promptly answered all my emails! On the day of the consultation I forgot my receipt for the consultation fee and they actually took the time to mail it to me with a little note! Also, I have complete feeling in my lips and the chin pad is still a little numb but feeling is slowly returning. And this is only the second day post-op! I'm extremely pleased so far! :D AND to top it all off!!! The sliding genioplasty is actually cheaper than a chin implant! It was $2825 (In Canadian currency) for the surgeon fee, and $700 for the consultation fee, and another $500 for the anaesthesia for a grand total of $4025. And part of that is reimbursed to me because it's covered under healthcare (gotta love Canada :wink: ) I was quoted $5000 for a chin implant from a plastic surgeon in Calgary so I definitley got a good deal here and superior service (not that price was my main consideration).
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Re: Sliding Genioplasty was great! WITH PIC

Postby Sharon23 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:26 pm

GreenWildCat, Can I ask, why don't you just get the implant removed if you are unhappy with it? Is it very difficult to do or is the shape of your chin now ruined if you remove it? I am trying to decide between an implant and sliding genioplasty or not at all - I am so confused and don't want the result to be even worse than before. Please share thoughts/experiences. Thanks
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