Chin augmentation (genioplasty) is a surgical procedure to reshape chin and improve definition in the lower face and enhance proportions of the whole face. This surgery is frequently suggested by surgeons to improve facial harmony and add projection to jaw line. Dr. Shahriyar Yahyavi , is the board-certified plastic surgeon with a lot of experience you can trust to perform this type of surgery and improve the harmony of your facial features and help with your confidence and self-esteem.
Good candidates for chin augmentation surgery are those patients whose chins are receded and may benefit from chin surgery to improve facial harmony. This can be a life-changing procedure and makes the more attractive appearance of the patient. A side profile considered symmetrical if the chin extended to a few millimeters behind a line of upper lip. Selecting a leading plastic surgeon in Tehran with a lot of experience in creating numerous prestigious surgical works, you can achieve a well-contoured chin that provides balance and symmetry for the entire face in the whole life.
What is chin augmentation ?
Chin augmentation is a surgery to reshape or enhance size of the chin by inserting an implant or reshaping the jaw bones. The best chin surgery expert in Iran uses chin implants for cosmetic reasons to achieve a natural, balanced look. Most patients get a flexible silicone chin implant that is mold to the shape of your chin bone and inserted in the right place. Chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes. unlike the traditional techniques in which a cut was made and implant was attached to the bone with stitches or screws, the science and technology behind today’s advanced features of silicon chin implants has introduces new ways to create a natural look.
Chin surgery candidates
- You have a chin that is too short or lack of projection
- Your chin is too sharp or you are a person with square face
- You have a double chin
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
The purpose of a chin augmentation
- Improves facial contours and balance
- Sculpts a better contouring in jawline
- Corrects receding chin
Preparing for chin implant surgery
In order to achieve safer and better surgical results and avoid complications during and after chin augmentation in Tehran , it should be preceded by some basic preparations:
- Stop eating and drinking 6 hours before surgery
- Don’t take any aspirin containing products, medications that contain blood thinner 2 weeks prior to surgery
- Quit smoking and nicotine use at least 4 weeks before surgery
- Avoid drinking alcohol 5-7 days prior to the procedure
۳ reasons you should consider a chin augmentation
- It enhances facial harmony :
Chin augmentation results a very natural look and a great harmony on the face. If you are using implant with proper sizes and shapes or surgeon sculpts the bone to shape it, they all give you a great profile and the look that you desire. If the patient has a very big nose, plastic surgeon may suggest performing a chin implant surgery in combination with rhinoplasty to ensure a positive balance to the entire facial profile. If the nose is too small, the surgeon may suggest chin reduction surgery to reduce the size of the chin that is very long, wide or projects too far past the nose to make a better facial harmony and balance.
- Chin augmentation surgery is a simple procedure
Comparing to other orthognathic surgeries, chin augmentation procedure is a simpler procedure that can be performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The whole procedure usually lasts about 2 hours.
- Custom chin implants :
Size and shapes of chin implants may vary depending on your facial needs and the placement procedure for each patient. The surgeon employs the knowledge, technical skills and art throughout the private practice to ensure the satisfaction of each patient and help them to develop wonderful choice.
What happens during the procedure?
Chin augmentation in Tehran is an outpatient procedure that is most often performed under general or local anesthesia. General anesthesia that is loss of sensation,keeps you from feeling pain. Local anesthesia numbs a small section of the body and manages pain while you are awake.
Depending on the procedure, the needed type of anesthesia will be applied. A cut is made either inside the mouth or outside under the chin. A pocket is created in front of the chin bone where implant is placed inside. The surgery alone takes about 1-2 hour to perform. In the case of having additional procedures, more operating time will be needed accordingly. Finally, the surgeon uses sutures to close incisions and applies a dressing that will remain in place for a few days. To improve the appearance, the surgeon combines chin surgery with some additional procedures.
Chin augmentation incisions
The incisions for the placement of the chin implant can be done via one of two incision locations:
- Through the mouth
- Underneath the chin
There are specific benefits in using both incision locations that the surgeon offers the one with the high rates of patient satisfaction.
Intraoral incision: in this technique, the implant is put in through the incision inside the mouth where lower lip meets the gum. It doesn’t leave any external scar, but the procedure is more complicated and there is a somewhat higher risk of infection.
Submental incision: placing implant via the quite short incision under the chin is another approach of chin augmentation surgery. The scar will be visible after procedure but when properly cared for and protected from the sun, it should fade, becoming imperceptible over time.
Immediately after chin surgery, it is normal for patients to experience some pain that can be managed with the prescribed or physician approved over-the-counter pain medication and putting cold compress on the region. Most patients can return to normal routine within 7 days. You need to sleep face up with your head propped up with some pillows for a couple of weeks to control post- op swelling. You need to stick with liquid diet for a few days and avoid any strenuous activity or exercise that interferes with healing for at least 4 weeks.
Chin augmentation complications
As with any plastic surgery, there are some risks associated with chin implant surgery. Infection, hematoma, malposition, visible scar, and anesthesia related risks, are some of the potential complications of the procedure that can be prevented by ensuring in the selection of the right expert to achieve exquisite outcome.
When should I see my healthcare provider?
You should contact your healthcare provider if you have fever, unusual swelling and pain after chin implant surgery in Iran. To prevent sever complications after chin augmentation it is recommended to be in touch with healthcare in follow-up sessions.
Diet after chin surgery
Chin implants are done through the mouth, meaning you have to be careful about what you eat. You should follow a liquid diet to avoid chewing a lot and putting pressure on jaw and mouth movement. You may feel some numbness in your lower lip. You need to check the temperature of the food before eating. You can refrain normal eating after a few days. If the incisions are inside your mouth, you need to have a special care of them.
What goes into the bill of chin surgery?
The cost of a chin augmentation can be higher or lower depending on the following factors:
- The extent of the procedure
- Type of implant
- Surgeon experience
- Medication and facilities
During the consult, your surgeon will assess the patient and inform the average cost of procedure.
The final note
In general, chin augmentation can give you an attractive appearance by adding balance to facial features and chin. The result of the surgery will be obvious after about 6 weeks. Swelling is normal and will resolve after a few weeks. It is necessary for patients to follow the instructions of chin implant to make the recovery as smooth as possible.