What is non-surgical, or medicinal genioplasty ?
Medical genioplasty is intended to correct chin and jaw defects and imperfections with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
Who is this procedure for ?
The shape of the chin plays an important part in facial harmony for men as well as for women. Medical genioplasty can be considered at the age of 18, it corrects chin imperfections with no surgery or general anesthesia.
This procedure can be performed during a consultation and the result can be seen immediately after the injections.
What you need to know about medical genioplasty
Hyaluronic acid is the gold standard to correct chin imperfections, because it offers immediate results that can last up to two years. HA injections in the chin area can harmonize facial features by bringing the jaw forward (in case of receding chin) and improving facial contours in women.
Medical genioplasty can also make the jaw more masculine with a more square and projected chin, a more defined lower edge and jaw line as well as a stronger mandicule.
Medical genioplasty can be associated with medical rhinoplasty, which corrects nose defects with HA injections to improve facial harmony, especially from a side view angle.
Hyaluronic acid injections can be replaced by fat grafting for the same purpose. While fat grafting is minimally invasive, it is still a surgical procedure that requires hospitalization and anesthesia.
Medical genioplasty and fat grafting genioplasty are reliable treatments that can achieve natural and harmonious results. Both procedures are alternatives to more invasive procedures such as chin augmentation with implants or orthodontic surgery. However, certain chin defects still require surgery to be corrected, when the goal is to repair the chin or jaw, when the patient presents with a dental disorder requiring orthodontic treatment or when the jaw has to be receded with maxillo-facial surgery.