Monday, November 26, 2018

How to get the perfect V-shaped chin?

A lot of people wish their chin was a bit sharper and the chin can actually be made sharper with genioplasty.

Genioplasty (also known as Mini V-linesurgery) is a type of surgery done on the chin. It is considered an aesthetic surgery performed by a maxillofacial surgeon under general anesthesia.

Genioplasty surgery method is used to narrow, shorten, elongate, push forward or bring the chin area backwards. T-osteotomy is the basic method used for resecting the bones, but the surgery can get customized depending on the individual’s bone structure.

Nerve Lines and muscles

The inferior alveolar nerve supplies sensation to the chin and lower lip and teeth. Great caution must be taken not to cause any damage to the nerves as it can lead to permanent nerve damage.

The mentalis muscle is attached to the chin. It is detached during surgery for the osteotomy and must be re-attached with caution.

What is T-osteotomy method?

T-osteotomy method was developed by ID Hospital, and published in various plastic surgery journals.
The method involves resecting the bone horizontally and leaving a small part of the bone intact. The bones are then shaped and fixated with titanium screws and this surgery changes the shape of the chin.

The surgeon checks your chin length, width and nerve lines location. Then the length of the philtrum and chin are compared to check if your chin is long or short. Since the incision area is inside the mouth, the stitches will not be visible to others, and the scars heal fast.

The type of chin you have determines the osteotomy method most suited for your chin.

Wide and round chin: T-osteotomy is performed and a small section of the bone is removed. The remainder of the bones are attached together and fixated with pins and screws.

Long chin: Along with the basic T-osteotomy method and additional horizontal piece of bone is resected to remove the excess bone.

Protruded chin: Along with the basic T-osteotomy method, the protruded bone is resected and the tip of the chin is brought backwards to balance the chin shape.

Short chin/Receded Chin: For the short chin, the bone is resected, the fixated with pins to elongate the chin. With the receding chin, an extra step is performed to advance the chin forward to its normal position.

Asymmetric chin: With the asymmetric chin, the amount of bone resected from each side will differ. The surgeon has to make measurements to assure as much symmetry as possible.

As with all surgeries, having a Board-certified plastic surgeon perform your surgery will get you the best results the first time around.

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