A genioplasty can correct a small chin (deficient chin). A small chin often accompanies a severely receded lower jaw.
Surgeons typically can alter the jaw and restructure the chin during the same surgery. The surgeon cuts a piece of the chin bone on the front of the jaw, moves it forward, and secures it in a new position with plates and screws.
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