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How to Improve Male Facial Contours With Genioplasty

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For most men, a well-formed chin is a key component to the ideal male image—robust, defined, and unabashedly masculine.

What’s more, the chin can have a powerful effect on how the rest of the face looks. A chin that lacks definition—or one with too much—can drastically affect a man’s appearance, particularly as he ages.

Genioplasty surgery offers men a chance to finally get the leading man profile they’ve always wanted by shaping and defining the chin, balancing existing facial features.


What Is Genioplasty?

Chin surgery, also referred to as genioplasty, is plastic surgery specifically designed to improve and enhance the shape of the chin.

 This image depicts the kind of change you can expect from genioplasty.

This image depicts the kind of change you can expect from genioplasty. This surgery can help achieve a stronger, more defined jawline and chin.

Genioplasty surgery can help patients struggling with:

  • A recessed or “weak” chin
  • A chin that’s too large or protrudes
  • Defects along chin or jawline that affect facial balance


How Is Genioplasty Done?

Typically, the procedure involves the use of implants to increase the size of the chin. The surgery may also involve the reduction of the chin to restore balance to facial contours.

Chin Augmentation With Implant

With this method, Mr Gwanmesia uses an implant made of synthetic material to enhance the size of the chin.

The implant is placed directly over the chin bone, using an incision inside the gum line that reduces visible scarring.

Sliding (Osseous) Genioplasty Chin Augmentation and Reduction

This method goes into the actual chin bone itself to correct appearance. It can be used to either correct a chin that’s too small or one that’s too large, making it the most common way to alter chin shape.

Mr Gwanmesia utilizes a special oscillating saw to separate and relocate part of the chin bone.

The entire lower chin bone is reformed and reshaped, using wires or a prefabricated titanium plate.


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Recovering From Genioplasty

The first week after genioplasty surgery is typically the toughest, with patients likely to experience discomfort, pain and swelling.


After one week, patients may be able to return to work. There may be swelling for several weeks, but all symptoms should resolve within a few months after surgery.


Sliding genioplasty tends to result in a slightly longer recovery due to its involvement of the chin bone. Exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks after.


Patients will need to take heed of what foods and drink they have during their healing period. Mr Gwanmesia will provide instructions on what type of diet to eat and when patients can move on from liquids to solids.

What Men Can Gain From Genioplasty

From Julius Caesar to JFK, men with defined jawlines served as the models for masculinity.


Genioplasty surgery can help men achieve rugged facial contours, along with restoring balance to other facial features for an overall more attractive look.


Genioplasty surgery creates changes that are meant to be permanent, giving men who’ve often struggled with their image a new opportunity to look and feel better.


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Schedule a consultation with Mr Gwanmesia by calling our London offices at 02074741300 or using our contact form. 


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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.