Genioplasty or in more simple terms chin augmentation refers to a surgical procedure performed to improve facial balance and/or rejuvenate the lower facial third - mandible. An osseous genioplasty refers to surgery which is performed by creating an osteotomy and then mobilising an inferior segment of mandible forward and fixating into a new position.
In the immediate postoperative period, multiple small plates and screws may be present overlying the mandible usually in a symmetrical fashion.
- paraesthesia of the mental nerve
- injury to tooth roots
- mandible fracture
- an undesirable aesthetic outcome
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