Sliding Genioplasty also known as Chin Advancement is a plastic surgery procedure designed to
change the shape of the chin to harmonize with the other facial features. This procedure is performed
from an incision inside the mouth below the lower lip. The sliding genioplasty is used in more severe
cases or in cases where the chin needs to be lengthened or moved backward. The actual bony chin
portion of the jaw is then cut and advanced or moved back. This segment is then secured with a tiny
bone screw or wire.
Normally 1 hour, though can take up to 3 hours if other procedures are also carried out at the same
Care after surgery:
You will be advised to stay on a soft diet and to rinse frequently the operative site with saline solution
until the first postoperative visit. You may feel some discomfort that soreness which will be controlled
with pain killers.
You may return to normal activities within 5-10 days and you might have to stick to a liquid or soft
diet for at least a day or two.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Possible complications of chin advancement are over reduction, under reduction, nerve damage,
necrosis, poor cosmetic outcomes, reaction or rejection of implants or bone filler, hematoma,
infection, permanent change in sensation as with pain or tenderness, step down problems, gum
recession, tooth root exposer, tooth loss, chin ptosis, blood clots, non union between the bone
segments or screw and or plate misplacement. You should discuss all the risks with your cosmetic
Types of anesthesia use:
General or local anesthesia, depending on the procedure
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Chin advancement can be performed on an
outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Preparation prior to surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.