Genioplasty

Genioplasty refers to a chin augmentation with chin implants or sliding genioplasty. A genioplasty can help if you or your child has abnormalities of the chin due to conditions such as hemifacial microsomia, or if you would like to enhance your facial symmetry by increasing the size and projection of your chin.   

The two main types are sliding genioplasty and chin implants.

Chin implants are used for minor abnormalities and to balance symmetry due to a disproportionate chin, while sliding genioplasty is used to treat more complex deformities due to birth defects or trauma, such as straightening deviated and twisted chins.

Through genioplasty, the team at the Yale Maxillofacial and Orthognathic Surgery Program corrects abnormalities of the chin due to congenital defects, trauma, or disease. The result is a more balanced chin position, enhanced facial symmetry, and improved airway function. Our team works together with your orthodontist; if you do not have one, we can refer a trusted specialist.

If you are a parent, the thought of your child undergoing surgery can be frightening. Equally, if you are an adult facing surgery, it is normal to feel nervous about the process. Our team of specialists offers among the highest level of coordinated management and comprehensive care in the country.

By using advanced 3D imaging to assess you or your child’s specific condition, we can simulate the outcome of proposed surgical plans and adjust any discrepancies before surgery. The 3D technology allows us to create a surgical plan with a level of accuracy not available with traditional imaging technology.