Chin Correction Surgery (Genioplasty)

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The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation or general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours depending on the plan of the surgery & your requirement form Genioplasty. 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.

Genioplasty Surgery

The success and safety of the procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. There is customized solution for each patient as per their expectations. The doctor will discuss your concerns about your face, your expectations and explain probable outcomes of the procedure. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial enhancement may benefit you. For the individual with 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, thereby improve one’s profile. If the structure of your face is disproportionate- such as the chin is recessed— it can significantly affect your self-image. In particular, a “weak” chin on a Man may feminize the face and may even unjustifiably carry negative psychological overtones about his character. For the female, a weak chin may make a prominent nose appear even more so and looks like a bird’s face.

The procedure can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects. Plastic surgery on facial bones or with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence (after 17-18 years of age). Before taking any decision about your surgery, ask your surgeon if there are additional procedures that may enhance the effects of your face. Chin and cheek augmentation can be an adjunctive procedure and can often accompany a rhinoplasty or a nose job

Chin Surgery Procedure

This is a common chin augmentation procedure. With the help of US FDA approved implant which is made of medical grade silicone or ‘goretex’, this process is completed. It can be placed through a facial approach under the chin region so no visible scars. The resultant scar in the chin area will small and fadeout with the time. Facial dressing will take 7 days to position the implant.

Your Recovery

The obvious changes in the face profile are seen towards the end of the surgery itself. It will be easily appreciated by you once the chin tapes are removed. Normal diet can be resumed in a week of the surgery. Regular work and activity can be resumed in a week. Strenuous activity can be resumed after 3 weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in facial plastic surgery and want to see if you are a candidate for the Chin Correction Surgery (Genioplasty), contact to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reetesh Purwar, M.D.