What is chin augmentation (Genioplasty-Mentoplasty)?
A procedure that corrects or reshapes a weak chin by augmentation with an implant to improve the shape and balance of the face. Some may require a surgical procedure in which the chin bone is moved forward to give them the desired appearance.
Who is a suitable candidate for chin augmentation surgery?
Usually candidates for chin augmentation are those who wanting definition to the face and bring the chin into proportion with the rest of the features of the face.
How long does chin augmentation last?
Results are permenent from this surgery however, an implant may shift over time or need to be exchanged or replaced.
How is the chin augmentation procedure performed?
Tailored to each patients needs the principal is to create a pocket at the chin into which an implant is placed. (Some patients need more extensive surgery to re-position the bone of the chin) The incision may be placed in the crease lines under the chin or in the mouth.
Duration of operation – 45 mins/1 hour (under general anesthesia).
Hospital stay -1 night.
What to expect immedaitely after surgery?
Patients will have a dressing that will remain in place for 2-3 days to minimalise the bruising and support the newly created shape. There may be tenderness, tightness and discomfort for the first few days and a liquid diet should be followed until stitches are removed. Talking, eating and smiling may be difficult fo the first few days. Any initial bruising with swelling should disappear within 7-10 days after surgery.
How can I hide the signs of the chin surgery?
Camouflage cosmetics including concealer, contour shadow and colour corrector. Lavender neutralizes or removes yellow and green has a similar effect on red.
How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life?
7-10 nights staying is recommended in Turkey following chin augmentation surgery. Most can return to work after 1 week.
Can chin augmentation surgery be performed without scar?
Scars for this procedure can usually be well hidden in the natural crease under the chin or within the mouth. Due to the swelling results may not be seen for some months following the surgery.
It is not unusual to combine this operation with rhinoplasty or other facial procedures to help give support to the face and neck and improve the facial profile.