genioplasty(redirected from Chin Surgery)
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Surgical correction of the bony contour of the chin.
[G. geneion, chin, cheek, + plastos, formed]
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Surgical repair of the chin, whereby its shape or size is altered.
[L. mentum, chin, + G. plastos, formed]
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An operation performed to reshape the chin. Genioplasties are often done to treat OSA because the procedure changes the structure of the patient's upper airway.
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Surgical procedure performed extraorally or intraorally to reshape the bony contour of chin.
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