Your chin plays a deciding role as far as your facial appearance is concerned. Aging signals are sharply indicated by the jaw line and the chin. Thankfully, various aesthetic procedures are available now for restoring a youthful facial appearance. One of them is genioplasty , also known as cosmetic chin surgery.

How Cosmetic Chin Surgery Can Help Improve Your Appearance

Cosmetic chin surgery can help to raise, advance, lower or recess the chin. Genetic chin related deficiencies, traumatic deformities and atrophy of the chin can be treated with the chin augmentation procedure.

Your plastic surgeon will determine the right surgical procedure for you that will help to improve the appearance of your chin. Evaluating digital photographs of the lateral and frontal views of your face in detail can help in deciding the same. Bone surgery, soft tissue procedures and chin implants are some of the available procedures.

Chin Implants: the demand for chin implants is on the rise among women and men above 40 years of age, as per recent reports. The material and type of implants will be determined by the surgeon as per the patient's specific needs. Apart from creating an attractive neck and face profile, chin implants also help in improving the appearance of a double chin. An underdeveloped or weak chin can be corrected with the help of chin implants.

Bone Surgery: This is another chin surgery option available in plastic surgery centers that involves cutting the chin bone and positioning it in a more aesthetically pleasing manner. The procedure is also known as sliding genioplasty . Bone surgery helps in correcting the same issues as that addressed by chin implants. Surgery combined with implants can help correct the vertical and horizontal lower jaw bone deficiencies.

For improving chin implants and surgery results, sometimes soft tissue procedures are performed. The outcome of cosmetic chin surgery varies from person to person.

Genoiplasty – Post-operative Effects and Care

You can expect the following results from chin advancement surgery:

  • Minimal postoperative pain
  • Bruising and some discoloration is observed for 2-3 weeks
  • Some numbness may be experienced around the treated area
  • Limitations to brushing and eating immediately after surgery as an incision is made inside the mouth
  • Removal of internal sutures is not required as they are absorbable
  • Fast fading of the scars

The chin surgery will be planned after a through examination of the chin area and the entire face by the surgeon. This helps in choosing the correct surgical procedure as well as proper implants. For ensuring good results and minimizing complications and risks, counseling of the patient becomes essential. Post-operative care should be taken by following the instructions of the surgeon. This will help to attain optimum results from the surgery.