Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
Genioplasty / Mentoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that is used for improvement in the appearance of a person's chin. This can be performed in two ways. First type is to correct chin height or chin rounding by osteotomy. The other type is for chin enhancement by using Chin implants.
Who needs the Chin Surgery
When the chin is out of proportion with the rest of the face it may require correction for adding attractiveness to the face . A jaw that is too large or too small may be associated with dental occlusion problems. Even though the dental occlusion is normal, the chin may be out of balance with the rest of the face. The chin can be either large and protruding or too small. In both cases it can be corrected by cosmetic surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
In chin implant procedure, a mild discomfort is experienced for 1 or 2 days which can be controlled by taking pain killers. A jawbone adjustment may cause discomfort for more time. In both the procedures the incisions within the mouth will be irritating for the first few days. Pain medication is generally recommended as an effective means of controlling discomfort.
Scar is in the side of the mouth and so not noticeable.
Most patients are able to return to their normal routine after a period of 1 week.
Both chin implants, bone adjustments are often combined with rhinoplasties and liposuction to the jowls, under the chin, the cheeks, and the neck. This total approach often achieves the best cosmetic result.