During a chin augmentation, or genioplasty, a person’s existing bone is reshaped or a prosthetic chin implant is inserted to increase or change the size of the chin.
The chin, neck, and jawline contours are improved through genioplasty. This is done to enhance the size and form of the chin and produce a more natural, attractive balance between facial features. One type of chin surgery involves inserting an implant around a patient's existing chin bone. A weak or sunken chin may be permanently improved via chin augmentation.
There are two types of genioplasty: sliding genioplasty and chin implants.
By changing the underlying anatomy of the face, chin augmentation attempts to change the size of the chin to create better balance in the face. It can also used to treat or correct an injury or congenital condition. Chin implant surgery might boost your self-esteem if you feel your facial features are out of proportion or that your chin is receded or "weak."
To be more precise, chin augmentation can:
$770 to $5,000
Chin augmentation surgery generally takes up to an hour. Either a general anesthesia or a local anesthetic may be used throughout the procedure to keep the patient sedated. During the procedure, incisions are made inside the mouth, the lower lip, or in the skin directly below the chin. The chin implant is then placed into the incisions and moved into position. The incisions are then closed with sutures. For roughly a week following surgery, the skin may be taped with a pressure dressing.
The size and shape of chin implants vary. The cosmetic surgeon will work with you to choose the implant that will give you the most natural look based on your facial structure and the level of definition you desire.
You must cease smoking, consuming alcoholic drinks, taking hormone replacement therapy, herbal supplements, and medications in order to prevent complications and lower risk factors of surgery. You should do this about 2 weeks prior to surgery. People with diseases need permission from their doctor to make sure they are suited for surgery.
A short-term restriction on mouth and lip motion will be implemented post-surgery. Dietary restrictions will be prescribed by your doctor until your incisions are healed.
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Chin augmentation results can never fully be predicted. Complications are rare and mostly insignificant. However, there are dangers associated with any surgery, including the potential for:
Anesthesia complications, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve damage, and the necessity for revision surgery are a few complications associated with surgery.
When an implant is used, skin loss may occur above the implant or implant displacement may result from trauma to the chin.
With that said, with proper care, the silicone implant can remain in place for your entire lifetime without these issues.
By adhering to the surgeon's preoperative and postoperative recommendations, risks can be minimized.
How long does the surgery take to recover from?
For chin implants, pain and swelling will progressively subside over 1-2 weeks; for chin advancement surgery, it could take up to 3 weeks.
Will surgical scars be noticeable?
Depending on whether an extraoral or intraoral surgical procedure is used, you can have a barely noticeable scar under your chin or none at all.
How long will the implants in my chin last?
A chin implant is solid, unlike breast implants, so there is no chance of it rupturing or creating a leaking jawline. Most people only get one permanent chin implant, which lasts their entire lifetimes. Your chin augmentation will have permanent outcomes as long as the implant is correctly in place.
Is it noticeable when someone has a chin implant?
Chin implants are quite common. When done correctly, chin implants are not easily noticeable. It's possible for plastic surgeons to overdo breast implants, but it's far less likely to happen with chin implants. Generally, chin implants have subtle but significant effects.
Can chin liposuction be combined with chin advancement surgery?
Prior to surgery, our specialists will perform an evaluation to see if this combination is a good fit for you.
What are chin implants made from?
Chin implants are typically of a biocompatible material such as solid silicone that exhibits soft and flexible properties. The surgeon will make a small incision under your chin and carefully place the implant into the intended position.