Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
Chin surgery, or genioplasty, corrects a very broad or very narrow chin. It is done by restructuring the jawbone and/or using implants and fat grafts or fillers. Our team of surgeons and medical specialists guides our patients through every step of the chin surgery process to ensure the best results possible.
Most of us would like to see a streamlined profile when we look in the mirror. However, some of us unfortunately have excess fat that creates a double chin, also called submental fullness, which can be quite embarrassing. It could be due to a variety of factors including hereditary factors, weight, anatomy and airway positioning.
A double chin can be effectively corrected with a combination of liposuction and muscle tightening techniques by our skilled surgeons.
Do you need a chin surgery?
A small or receding chin that seems too small in proportion to other facial features can make the nose appear overly long. A double chin can be very embarrassing for some. Surgeons often restructure the bones or use chin implants to balance the features of a younger patient or may use genioplasty in conjunction with a mix of liposuction as well as muscle tightening procedures in a more mature patient.
Enhancing the Procedure
If you are considering getting a chin surgery done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure. Of course, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option in some cases.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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