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Face and Jaw Surgery

Jaw

08/15/2005

Question:

Dear Dr. I`ve been looking in to getting a sliding genioplasty to bring my chin forward. However, I was wondering if their was any procedure to enhance/widen the jaw line or mandible it`s self without using implants.

Answer:

The sliding genioplasty works very predictably to enhance the appearance of the chin in an antero-posterior direction.  If you are looking to make your jaw wider, then the only predictable method is to use implants.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University