Does genioplasty move the tongue?

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Your jaw is a set of bones that supports your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The top part is the upper jaw. This part does not move. The lower part is movable and is called the mandible or lower jaw. You move it when you talk or chew. The two parts meet at your chin. The joint where the jaw meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

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Gummy smile surgery improves airflow, and we will make your lips come together naturally without forcing them. If you have an anterior open bite, the rotation of the upper jaw helps to correct and make your teeth collide.

Airway obstruction and mouth breathing are usually associated with a long face and gummy smile. In fact these are the factors why your face grew and developed in such a way.

Genioplasty moves your chin forward to the ideal anatomical location. A proportional chin in place fits perfectly with the profile and lower lip line, giving balance to your lips, nose and face.

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Joy, sadness, fear, attraction or rejection. Feelings, from the most primal to the most elevated, are transmitted and shown from our innermost depths through the expression of our face.

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Facial expression; what an elevated physiological function! How much has been written, for example, about the profound beauty and delicate expression of the face of Michelangelo’s Pietà. The great sculptor knew how to carve the stone perfectly and reflect down to the smallest detail the deep pain and emotional tearing of the Virgin Mary as she gathers the newly crucified in her womb. And what about Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Rivers of ink have been written to try to answer a colossal question: is the Mona Lisa laughing or not laughing?

Raising the eyebrows, closing the eyes, contracting the lips… all these movements that make up the expression of a face are transmitted in this way. We receive a surprise, our sense organs of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell pick up the external stimuli and transmit them to the brain. There they are processed and become conscious to us.

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However, it is not suitable for people who have a very prominent and very marked ridge, since the rhinoplasty technique does not allow repairing the bony base. For this, we recommend asking for a rhinoplasty.

Both are techniques to change the appearance of the nose. However, sometimes our patients wonder if it is better a rhyomodeling or rhinoplasty. At Clínica Montecarmelo we always recommend getting informed -since each one has its pros and cons- and ask for a professional assessment before opting for either one of them.

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