Chin Augmentation surgery, also called Genioplasty, improves the contours of the chin, neck, and jawline. There are two types of genioplasty - osseous (bone reshaping) and implants. Fillers/fat grafting can be an option too. This is done to achieve an attractive balance between facial features.
A well-defined chin is the cornerstone of a balanced face, both male and female. Chin Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed for both men and women to ensure a firm chin and jawline.
If you are bothered by a “weak” chin, or if you feel that your facial features lack proportion, chin augmentation surgery, also called chin lift surgery, can help you feel more confident in your appearance. Chin Augmentation surgery not only improves facial harmony by bringing the chin into better proportion with other features but also corrects a recessed chin. It also improves the definition of your neck and jawline.
Quite often, a chin augmentation is done in tandem with other cosmetic surgery procedures, most typically a rhinoplasty. This is done by your cosmetic surgeon to enhance the aesthetic harmony of your profile so that your post-surgery appearance is both balanced and attractive.
A study carried out in the United States by a cosmetic surgeon found that over 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs had a chin that was either average or above-average size, as compared to the overall population. This is because strong chins convey leadership qualities, and so, your chin augmentation surgery could have the key people in your life look at you a bit differently.
Chin Augmentation surgery is one of those cosmetic surgery procedures that is becoming more and more popular. In 2010, in the United States, over 20,000 people underwent chin augmentation surgery. Both men and women can avail of the benefits of chin augmentation surgery. Not only does chin augmentation surgery give you a firm and chiseled profile, but it can also enhance your self-esteem. When you are pleased with the face and profile you are showing to the world, it is much easier to feel confident and attractive.
Before your Chin Augmentation Surgery
You need to follow certain precautions before your chin augmentation surgery. You should not take any blood-thinning medications for the time period before surgery as suggested by your cosmetic surgeon. You should also stop smoking for about a month before and after the procedure.
You should not consume alcohol from two days before the surgery and for a period after your surgery as suggested by your doctor. You should also not eat or drink anything for about 6 hours before your surgery.
Ideal candidates for chin augmentation surgery are those whose facial features are fully developed and those who are unhappy with the shape of their chin or their facial profile.
During your Chin Augmentation Surgery
During your chin augmentation surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will place an alloplastic chin implant underneath the skin around your existing chin bone. This is an outpatient surgery, which typically takes about an hour to perform. It does not require general anaesthesia and provides a permanent solution to weak and recessed chins.
The goal of the procedure is to enhance the facial profile, by enhancing the natural contours of the neck, jaw, and chin. While chin implants are one type of chin augmentation procedures, the other is called sliding genioplasty or osseous genioplasty. During the latter procedure, no chin implant is used. Instead, the surgeon slides the lower jaw bone forward, resulting in lower face and chin projection. You should consult with your cosmetic surgeon as to the procedure that is right for you.
Chin augmentation implants are placed either through small incisions made inside the mouth or under the chin. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions after placing the implants appropriately.
Precautions and Procedures Before and After Chin Augmentation Surgery
You should follow all the precautions and procedures before and after chin augmentation surgery as recommended by your cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Suma, one of the best chin augmentation surgeons, will work closely with you to decide which chin augmentation procedure will suit you best. She is an extremely adept and skilful surgeon, who is well-versed in all of the latest surgical techniques. Most chin augmentation patients experience relatively little downtime and are usually back to their desk jobs and other daily activities within 7 days after the surgery. Discomfort is typically minimal and can be relieved by using pain medications or cold compresses.
You should sleep face-up, with your head elevated for at least 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery. This can control post-op swelling and can protect your healing incisions. You may also have to consume a liquid diet for about a day or two after surgery. Strenuous activity can be resumed after about 3 to 4 week post-surgery. The swelling may take a little longer to subside, even up to three months after surgery.
Chin Augmentation Surgery Result
The average recovery time for a chin augmentation surgery is about 6 weeks. The results will be close to final after about a month after surgery. However, the final results will only appear after about 3 months once the residual swelling has subsided.
Chin implants are very strong and durable devices and are built to last for years. While the aging process may alter your facial appearance, your enhanced chin contour will not change.
If you are contemplating chin augmentation surgery, you should consult with Dr. Suma, who is an expert in this procedure. She will work with you to determine which type of chin augmentation surgery works best for you. She will also have a detailed one-on-one consultation pre-surgery with you, to alleviate all of your concerns and answer all your questions.
To know more about Chin Augmentation as well as the other cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures that Dr. S. Suma performs, you can get in touch with her at +91 86 86 042 042 or email her at email@example.com.