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Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

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$2,885
Recovery Period:
2 to 6 weeks
Permanence:
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Overview of

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

in Thailand

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.

Sliding Genioplasty

  • A sliding genioplasty involves the surgeon cutting the chin bone from the rest of the jaw using a saw and moving it to restore chin shape. People with significant retrogenia (receding chin) or those whose chin protrudes excessively from their face should consider this sort of genioplasty. Additionally, it can aid in shortening and repositioning chins that are too far forward.

Chin Implants

  • Chin implants can be utilized to change or enhance the chin's look. Injections or surgery can be used to achieve this. In a surgical chin augmentation, a medical-grade plastic material is implanted in the chin and fastened to the bone. The most popular implants are alloplastic ones, which are created from synthetic materials. To improve the appearance of the chin without surgery, fillers like body fat are injected using needles.

Goals of

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

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:

  • Enhance the harmony of the face by adjusting the chin's relation to the other facial features.
  • Boost a chin that is weak or sunken.
  • Improved neck and jawline definition
  • Minimizing the appearance of a full or "double" chin caused by a tiny chin bone.

Price of

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

in Thailand

Average Cost

$2,885

Price Range

$770 to $5,000

Pros and cons of

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

Pros

  • the technique molds any chin deformities and eliminates sizing inconsistencies.
  • chin augmentation makes the facial profile appear stronger and boosts a person's confidence.
  • chin implants can typically be customized to the patient's desired size and form.
  • if the patient is dissatisfied with the outcomes, implants can also be removed very readily.
  • an enlarged chin balances the facial characteristics and gives the face more symmetry.
  • it strengthens and improves a chin that is weak or regressing.
  • chin augmentations are frequently carried out as outpatient surgeries because they are comparatively simple operations.

Cons

  • chin augmentations have been noted to occasionally result in numbness above the chin for a few weeks after the surgical procedure, but this effect is very fleeting.
  • after the operation, some swelling or bruising can show up. The swelling and bruises, however, typically go away in a few days.
  • after about a month, the therapy starts to produce noticeable benefits. The outcome is dramatic and usually worth the wait.
  • in some cases, it has been noted that chin augmentations may not completely satisfy patients' needs, leading them to seek out more surgeries in an effort to achieve "perfection."

How it works:

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

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.

Preparation before

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

Pre - treatment

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.

  • You need to stop taking herbal supplements and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, if you're getting a genioplasty. This is because these drugs make bleeding worse both during and after the procedure, which slows down recovery.
  • A few weeks before the procedure, smoking must be ceased. Nicotine has been shown to cause blood vessel constriction effects, which makes recovery time longer.
  • If you need incisions under your chin, two days before you need to clean your face and neck with antibacterial face wash. If you need incisions in your mouth then you’ll need to use mouthwash for a couple of days prior.
  • You shouldn't consume anything after midnight the night before. Sometimes patients must be intubated by surgeons, and this increases the risk that the stomach contents will enter the lungs and spread infection.
  • On the day of your surgery, try to dress comfortably for ease of movement.

Recovery after

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

Post - treatment

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.

  • The area will be wrapped and a tape will be applied to the incision site. You must take care to avoid getting this dressing wet.
  • For the first 48 to 72 hours, ice packs can be used one the chin to relieve pain and swelling.
  • If at all feasible, you should elevate your head when you're in bed. You can use a few pillows to achieve this. This post-treatment step aids in reducing the edema.
  • Avoid sleeping on your chin, doing excessive exercise that could strain your chin, and accidentally banging it on any solid objects.
  • About 10 days after surgery, you should plan a visit with your surgeon to assess healing, track its progression, and, if necessary, have any stitches removed.

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Risks & side effects

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:

  • infection that calls for antibiotic treatment and, in some situations, hospitalization
  • clotting of blood
  • prolonged bruising and swelling
  • implant movement or displacement
  • complications as a result of anesthesia
  • typically, swelling and bruising should last up to two weeks, but in certain circumstances, they may be visible for as long as two months

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.

FAQs:

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

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.

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