What Will Be The Shape Of The Mandible After A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, after sliding genioplasty, when the bone is healed, what will be the shape of mandible? will it be moulded in the natural shape or will it be in form of as placed postoperatively? another quere is is afterward that mandible will be weak and more prone to fractures?

A:If you place tissue bank bone chips into the bony stepoff at the completion of the sliding genioplasty the shape of the anterior mandible will heal in a more normal convex profile shape. The chin bone after a sliding genioplasty is not known to be more weak or prone to fracture after the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana