A young female patient reported to us complaining about her looks which were not perfect according to her. On clinical examination by a team of doctors headed by Dr.Sunil Richardson it was assessed that her lower part of face was not as per the golden rules of face. Further, a CBCT scan was done to aid in the diagnosis and treatment planning.Her lower part of face was short and chin was retruded. The patient was told about the surgical plan i.e genioplasty/ chin surgery. Patient was explained about how it will make a difference in her face.We as a rule explain all cosmetic procedures to the patient thoroughly because these are linked with psychology of the patient.
Chin surgery or genioplasty done for a patient at Rcichardson dental and craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu India
The operation was done in general anesthesia and complete operation was done intra –orally. The chin was advanced and moved down according to the clinical and radiographic assessment done pre-operatively. The fixation of chin was done in the corrected position using small plates and the incision was sutured. Patient was comfortable in the post operative phase and is in regular follow up. The parents of the patient and patient herself are very happy with the results.
Genioplasty is a risk free, short procedure which makes a big improvement to the overall appearance of the face.