(Also referred as Chin Augmentation, Chin Sculpting)
Facial aesthetics of a person depend on the proportion and a balance between the forehead, nose and chin. The chin therefore plays an important part in the facial equation. It has been considered for centuries that these facial features like a strong appealing chin provide perfect balance and distinction to one’s look. As per the “Rule of thirds” applied to forehead, nose and chin—that is each part should be approximately a third of the whole face. Hence an inappropriate size of the chin like a short chin – retrognathia or a very prominent chin either too long or too forward - prognathism can affect the appearance of a face negatively. The goal of chin augmentation is to improve your profile by creating a better balance between your chin and other facial features.
Am I a good candidate for Aesthetic Chin Surgery?
You may be a good candidate if
- You are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour.
- If the structure of your face is disproportionate.
- You have a relatively short neck or unnatural bulge below the chin (sub-mental fat), chin enhancement can provide the illusion of a longer neck and reduction of sub-mental bulge.
The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or twilight IV (intravenous) sedation and takes 1-2 hours depending on the plan of the surgery & your requirement form Genioplasty. The implant is inserted through an incision made underneath the chin or inside your mouth.
You can go home on the same day or on the second day of your surgery. It takes 4-6 weeks to completely resolve the swelling and resume exercise & other strenuous activities
The effects of the chin augmentation become noticeable a few months after surgery and remain so for. Chin augmentation strengthens the appearance of a receding chin by increasing its projection. Facial implants provide a permanent and predictable result. Most commonly used implant is ePTFE as it has good biocompatibility with human body and does not harm the body. Although ePTFE flexible soft and porous, it is very tough and durable. The implant is secured to the bone using titanium screws. Eventually bone and soft tissue grow through the implant and hold it in place. Bone either from the patient or from a donor can be used as implant as well. Increasing the projection of your chin will not affect your bite or jaw function.