Chin Deformities

Chin Deformities Before Chin Deformities After
  • Considered an aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.  Not covered by insurance.

  • Doesn't change the bite.

  • Surgery is done from inside the mouth.

  • Outpatient Surgery.  Approximately 60-90minutes

  • The chin is cut and re-positioned in 3D [lengthen, shorten, asymmetry].

  • Plates and screws hold the new position of the chin.

  • The mental nerve is a sensory nerve and at risk (up to 5%) - permanent loss of sensation.

  • The dental roots can be at risk and either root canal or loss of tooth.

  • Plate problems

  • Recovery is 1-2 weeks.