Oral Surgery in Chicago, PART 4: Correcting a Weak Chin with Genioplasty This five-part article series explores the various kinds of jaw malocclusions there are and the surgery options that can be used to correct both the resultant cosmetic and functional challenges. This five part article series has been taking an in-depth look at the various corrective surgical options patients with maloccluded bites have. A malocclusion refers to an incorrect bite or jaw misalignment that can present as apertognathia, an ‘open bite’ (part 1), prognathism, an ‘under bite’ (part 2), or retrognathism, an ‘over bite’ (part 3). In this installment, part 4, we shall be taking a look at the corrective jaw surgery and oral surgery in Chicago that can be used to address the appearance of a weak chin. Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop: What is a Weak Chin?
The appearance of a weak chin can be caused by the unnatural posterior positioning of the mandible (lower jaw) relative to the maxilla (upper jaw) or facial skeleton. However, it can also be caused by the absence of sufficient bone volume, which can completely throw off the balance of the entire face by making the nose look too big and the jowls and neck very fleshy. In the latter case, genioplasty oral surgery in Chicago Loop can be used to drastically improve facial symmetry and aesthetics. Genioplasty Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop: How it Works and What to Expect Genioplasty oral surgery in Chicago Loop is used to correct the appearance of a weak chin by reshaping or augmenting the bone volume. This can be achieved by inserting implants or by repositioning bone that supports the chin; this dual-degreed oral surgeon will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation prior to undergoing oral surgery in Chicago Loop. Because a genioplasty is cosmetic in nature, each patient will have unique goals in mind as far as results are concerned. For this reason, your initial consultation will be dedicated to the communication of these goals with this oral surgeon. He will also take a detailed medical history and perform a thorough clinical examination, complete with X-ray imaging. Once this is done, he will discuss in detail the surgical procedure as well as all risks and possible complications.
Other important points on corrective oral surgery in Chicago Loop include:
Only patients’ whose jaws have matured fully can be considered for oral surgery in Chicago Loop. For females this is generally around the ages of 16 and 18, while males take a little longer at 21.
Incisions are made inside the mouth so as to conceal evidence of this corrective oral surgery in Chicago Loop
The surgery will be done under the effects of general anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable and don’t experience any pain.
Post-operatively, you should take it easy for the first few days and steer clear of any rigorous exercise or activities that could risk facial trauma for several weeks. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and do not smoke! The former two will promote healing while the later impedes it.
The results of genioplasty oral surgery in Chicago Loop can do wonders for your natural facial balance, symmetry and aesthetics. Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop: Stay Tuned!
Stay tuned for the final installment of this five-part article series on oral surgery in Chicago Loop. In part 5, this dual-degreed oral surgeon shall be explaining how a zygomatic augmentation can be done to correct the appearance of weak cheek bones.