Today one of the most recurrent cosmetic surgeries, is chin reshaping surgery. This surgery is common for those who have protruding chins or desire to augment their chins to have a symmetrical beautiful face. The reasons for performing such surgery are moving chin forward or backward, side-to-side and vertical changes. Genioplasty can be done in two ways. This surgery is not painful as it seems.
Chin reshaping surgery
One of the plastic surgery which done on chin is chin augmentation or chin reshaping surgery which also call genioplasty or mentoplasty. Such a surgery will perform to enhance facial beauty by repositioning or reshaping the chin, which both plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons (surgeons who work on the mouth and jaw) can do this surgery under general anesthesia. Genioplasty is for enhancing the size of the chin and menoplasty is for reducing the chin size.
Chin augmentation surgery will correct the shape of the chin on the face.
For chin augmentation surgery, patient must be at least 20 years old, when the chin is fully developed.
Chin surgery can be performed using the following procedures:
- Advancement Genioplasty (moving the chin forward)
- Pushback (moving the chin backward)
- Side-to-side (which can help with asymmetrical chins
- Vertical changes, such as Making chin longer or shorter
Depending on the type of surgery, the procedure can be different from chin reduction or augmentation, but commonly, for more control, surgeons will break the chin bone, so it can slide forwards or backwards to the desired place.
The results will be permanent, and opposite of many people’s expectations, it is not painful.
Type of chin reshaping surgeries
For genioplasty, there are two common way for carrying out. The ways are shortly clarified below
Osseous or sliding genioplasty
One of the most regularly forms of genioplasty is osseous or sliding genioplasty, because doctors can adapt it in many different functions. Therefore it can be used to reshape with reducing or augmenting the size of the chin. Also doctors will move up or down the bone for increasing or reducing the length of the face.
With augmentation surgery, the patient will have a more stylish look.
Asymmetric chin point surgery
This method requires high skilled aesthetic surgeon for such a complex form of genioplasty. The surgeon should be able to perform the surgery with high accuracy and care about conditions which is can be a result of facial problems including dental problems which is a result of disorders of the jaw.
Discuss and clearly explain your expectations with your surgeons. You should consult about your reasons for genioplasty surgery which is very important for your procedure. Make sure that you obtained the necessary information. You must avoid taking aspirins before the surgery, since it will increase the risk of bleeding.
How is the procedure
It will start first with cutting your gum, the surgeon will cut the chin bone which makes surgeon able to break the chin bone to control easily. Surgeon will reshape and change the position of bone and fixes with help of little screws. Via dissolvable stitches, the incision will be sewn up.
Post-surgery instructions for chin reshaping surgery
Swelling will appear on the face right after the surgery which is normal. It can last for about two weeks. You may feel dazed because of the general anesthesia. For preventing of infection, surgeon will prescribe intravenous antibiotics. Also feeling numbness on the lower and inside the mouth is common.
For treating bruises and swelling, compress of cold water is useful, also for treating any pain, you can take painkillers.
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