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Are You An Ideal Candidate for Genioplasty Surgery?

by Dr Sanchaita Kohli Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Many people today opt for chin augmentation surgery or genioplasty due to a receded chin. A receded chin is a chin that does not project enough. With a genioplasty surgery, you can fix that and improve your chin projection. The reverse is also possible with this versatile procedure – if your chin projects too much, a genioplasty can push it back.

The chin is one of the most poignant facial features. It adds a lot of character and can make or break facial aesthetics. An asymmetrical chin can cause massive insecurity in many people. With the state-of-the-art surgical technology available today, you can easily and safely contour your chin and jawline into a more desirable position and shape.

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Who is the ideal candidate for chin augmentation surgery?


While an asymmetrical chin may seem self-explanatory, it is anything but. Being able to tell if you need genioplasty is often easier said than done. So, how do you determine how proportionate your chin is?

The Rule of Thirds

The first method you can use to determine your facial symmetry is using the rule of thirds. This simple method has three measurements, which you can measure with your forefinger and thumb:

  • The distance from your hairline to between your eyebrows – the upper third
  • The distance from between your eyebrows to the bottom of your nose – the middle third
  • The distance from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin – the lower third

If these three distances are roughly equal, with a 1:1:1 proportion, you have an aesthetically proportional face. However, if you think you need genioplasty surgery, you might find that the lower third of the face is too long or short or protruding too much or not enough.

Checking Profile View

Profile view refers to the side of your face. When someone looks at you from your right or left, they do not see your whole face. However, they do see how much your chin is projecting. When you take selfies or look in the mirror, you can catch this discrepancy. 

If you have a receded chin in profile view, you could benefit from a chin augmentation surgery. You may also notice that you habitually tilt your head up a bit to increase the appearance of your chin's projection. Meanwhile, if you need a reduction, you may find yourself looking down to tuck your chin in to compensate.

The best way to assess your chin in profile view is by taking a picture in a neutral head position. Sit upright and look into the distance with your shoulders down and your gaze pointing straight ahead. Once you look at this picture, you can determine the next step. 

Together, these tests help determine if you stand to gain from a genioplasty. If you are still confused about your eligibility, you can always consult an expert maxillofacial surgeon in Delhi like Dr Sanchaita Kohli. With a keen understanding of facial symmetry and aesthetics, Dr Kohli determines how much you can gain from a genioplasty and guides you for your surgery accordingly!


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About Dr Sanchaita Kohli Advanced   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Created on Aug 21st 2021 07:40. Viewed 242 times.

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