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Information on treatment and surgery


Genioplasty refines an unbalanced chin by various surgical methods that is most suitable for the patient. Generally, reducing the jaw length and narrowing a wide jaw is easier than making a short jaw longer. ZEAH Dental Hospital pursues fundamental genioplasty over using prosthesis and aims to provide a safe and tailored surgical method with Zeah’s years of experience in multiple genioplasty procedures.

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Horizontal Osteotomy

Horizontal Osteotomy is a traditional method where in tip of the chin bone is cut horizontally. This method is most effective for patients with a narrow chin, easily shorten the length however, it is difficult to make a rounded chin narrower.

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Inverted V-Osteotomy

Inverted V Osteotomy is a modified horizontal osteotomy that makes the chin narrower and minimizes the chances of nerve damage.

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T Osteotomy is the most common surgical method that is used when the front chin is wide and rounded. The jawbone is fractured in a T-shape and gathered to be refined.

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‘Tongue in Groove’

The ‘Tongue in Groove’ method is a fundamental surgical method, which is effective in lengthening the chin without the use of prosthetic transplants. This method however, is difficult and requires substantial experience in jaw surgery.

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Cases that require Genioplasty:

  • Wide and rounded chin
  • Big and round face due to rounded chin
  • Long or protruding chin
  • Short chin
  • Prominent or depressed chin
  • Asymmetrical jaw line

Basic Surgery Information

  • Duration of Surgery: 30 mins-1 hour
    Method of Anesthesia: general anesthesia
  • No Period of hospitalization
    Suture removal after 2 weeks
  • In-hospital treatment: 2-3 times
    Recovery period: 1-2 weeks

Post-operative edema, bleeding, inflammation and other side effects vary in each individual. Consult with the postoperative care staff at Zeah if there are concerns or discomfort.

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A natural result that is combined with a well-balanced facial shape is important.

Genioplasty for aesthetic purpose must be safe but also ensure facial symmetry and balance, as well as a natural look. The bone resection surgery must be skillfully performed the first time as insufficient experience can result in a reduced bone but an unnatural look. ZEAH Dental Hospital thoroughly diagnoses the thickness and condition of the bone to perform precise surgery in minimal time, delivering a safe procedure and satisfactory results.

Zeah’s Facial contouring surgery

Facial contouring surgery / Surgical proficiency ensuring natural and satisfactory results/ Pursuit of a perfect operation through consistent consultation / Precision surgery through advanced diagnostic equipment + simulation

  • Safety first! Safe operation management system

    Zeah Dental Hospital offers surgical methods most appropriate to the patient’s condition, using accurate diagnostic examinations. Zeah’s medical team can offer simple to complex surgical methods to provide you with the most satisfactory results.
  • Surgical proficiency ensuring natural and satisfactory results

    Through the collaboration of oral and maxillofacial, cosmetic, orthodontic, prosthetic specialists and anesthetists, Zeah Dental Hospital ensures high level of satisfaction in both aesthetic and functional aspects.
  • Pursuit of a perfect operation through consistent consultation

    Zeah’s medical team have been handling consultations and surgical procedures with no accidents for more than 15 years! Our specialists on oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, cosmetic surgery and anesthesiology are all graduates of Seoul National university and they aim to provide an ideal treatment planning and surgical process.
  • Precision surgery through advanced diagnostic equipment + simulation

    Zeah Dental Hospital does not allow a millimeter of error by using advanced diagnostic equipment to locate the nerve lines and determine jaw thickness. Our comprehensive examinations ensure a safe surgical procedure.