A Chin augmentation or Genioplasty procedure is a procedure undergone by patients for the enhancement of their chin for the purpose of overall facial contouring and toning. People dissatisfied with their chin structure are patients who usually undergo this surgical procedure suffering from a weak chin or fat chin, giving the feature of a stout neck or a weak jawline.A Chin Enhancement procedure will give your chin a more prominent look, providing your overall face will a leaner, toner outlook.
What Problems Does A Genioplasty Address?
If you have a strong jaw and a weak chin, chin augmentation is for you.
A chin augmentation procedure involves either reducing the chin with the help of a surgical procedure, or making the chin look more prominent by inserting implants into the chin region. Some of the common problems that a chin augmentation procedure address are-
- Sub- mental bulge or a double chin
- Disproportionate facial structure
- Genetically fat or disproportioned chin
- Weak jawline
- Deficient chin caused by ageing
- Facial asymmetries
- Deficiencies in the chin, cheek or the jaw
- Facial deformities due to injury
- Prominent nose
- Recessed chin
How Is A Genioplasty Procedure Performed?
Chin Augmentation surgery at MaxBody can help to fix the structure of your jaw.
A Genioplasty procedure can be done in about 2-3 hours and the patient is required to stay at the clinic/ hospital for a day post surgery. The patient is adviced to take an off from work for at least a week after surgery in order to avoid any post surgical complications. The patient can get back to his normal day to day activities after 5-6 weeks.
The procedure can be performed using Local, IV sedation or General anesthesia. Usually, local anesthesia is used for small procedures. Local anesthesia also eliminates the risk of a pulmonary embolism and excess blood loss during surgery.
Enhancement of the chin depends upon the requirement and need of the patient, i.e. if the patient wishes to increase or decrease volume. This will be done either by adding or subtracting bone from the chin region or using implants.
After the patient has been sedated using local/ general anesthesia, a small incision will be made by the surgeon where he had previously made the surgical markings, either on the inside of the mouth or outside on the face around the chin, depending upon the kind of procedure, requirement of the patient and the placement of implants. Using a sterilized clamp, the implant will be inserted. The incision is closed using sutures. The scars caused by sutures are temporary and will disappear in time. The incision area will be covered using a bandage, which the patient will be required to wear at all times for a couple of days after the procedure to ensure proper healing.
A Genioplasty or Chin Augmentation/ Chin Enhancement procedure can also be performed in compilation with a rhinoplasty or nose surgery, Lip augmentation, neck lift or a rhitedectomy.
What Are The Pre And Post Operative Instructions?
The potential risks and complications of surgery are rare but the most common ones range all the way from simple swelling to rejection of the implants by the body.
Once you decide to undergo a chin surgery procedure and before the actual surgical procedure, start by consulting our surgeon at Seduction Cosmetics, so he can clarify all your doubts regarding the surgery and explain to you the surgical procedure in detail. In addition, avoid smoking for at least 2 months prior to surgery for proper healing. Do not intake any multivitamins, aspirin, vitamin E or aspirin related medicational products. Hydrate yourself efficiently before and after the surgery.
Avoid any kind of strenuous activity after the procedure and regularly show up for your follow-op appointments.