American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Can genioplasty be reversed to fix a bulb chin. Surgery was over 15 yrs. ago.

The term genioplasty should first be clarified. If you are talking about a procedure known as “sliding genioplasty” in which bone is moved to push the chin forward, then my understanding is that the bone could be moved back and refixated although i do not perform this procedure myself. Alternatively, if you mean that this is a chin implant that you have then it should be removable. some types of implants are easily removed like silicone or silastic, some more difficult like Gore-Tex (expanded polytetraflouroethylene, ePTFE) and some are very difficult to remove like Med-Por.