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Chin Augmenation

Chin augmentation is a procedure that improves the bone contour of the chin area. This is usually done by placing a fitted implant directly on the bone of the chin, well below the skin. The goal of chin augmentation is to restore facial harmony by defining an underdeveloped chin or giving it more prominence.

The shape of the chin is related to nose size. A small chin may make a large nose more noticeable, and vice versa. Therefore, chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to achieve a more balanced facial appearance. Chin augmentation can also be performed at the time of neck or facelift surgery to help better define the jawline.

Time required

Time in Hospital: 0 Nights
Min time in Thailand: 6 Nights
Procedure name: Genioplasty
Common name: Chin Implant, Chin Aug

How Is Face Chin Augmentation Performed?

Chin augmentation can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon will make a small incision either below the chin or inside the mouth. The incision is then closed with a few stitches. Patients may experience swelling in the chin area for 5-7 days. No other dressings are required.

Recovery and Post Operative Care

After chin surgery, patients will likely experience limited chewing ability and may need to follow a diet of liquids and soft foods for a few days. This is because the incisions in the chin area can be tender and sore, and chewing can put stress on the incisions. Most patients also experience a stretched, tight sensation in the chin area after surgery, but this usually subsides within a week.

After chin augmentation, most swelling will be gone after approximately six weeks. At this point, the person will be able to see the full results of the procedure. The surgeon may recommend avoiding rigorous activity for the first few weeks after surgery, but normal activity can be resumed after approximately 10 days.

Possible Complications

Complications for genioplasty include: infection, allergic reaction to an implant, extrusion of implant, exposure of screws, nerve damage that causes mouth or lip numbness.

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