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Create A Proportional Face With Chin Surgery

Apr 24, 2008
For those who want to reshape their chin by enhancing it with an implant or by reducing the bone, cosmetic chin surgery, clinically known as mentoplasty, could be a possible option.

Often, a plastic surgeon will recommend chin surgery to patients who have nose surgery so that they can achieve facial proportion because the chin's size may make the nose look bigger or smaller. In a lot of the cases chin surgery does give the face more balance.

There are a myriad of ways a plastic surgeon achieves lower face symmetry for a balanced profile that looks appealing and natural. As has been previously state, an implant can achieve that look; another procedure that can be done involves moving the chin bone to create a receding chin. Chin reduction of an obtrusive or too prominent chin is also possible in chin surgery. This can be done by submental liposuction in which excess fatty tissue gets removed to redefine the neckline or chin of the person. At times if there's an additional problem of birth defects in the jaw's structure, the jaw may require chin surgery which will improve the way the face function and looks.

How does a surgeon perform chin surgery?

Chin augmentation, also known as enhancement genioplasty, is a way to cosmetically improve a small chin with a silicone chin implant. This provides the extra benefit of tightening the neck skin, the skin that is right below the chin. A small incision is made inside the mouth or underneath the chin and then a tiny pocket is put directly above the chin bone and underneath the muscle. The personalized implant gets placed into the pocket, where remains snugly in place. Any scar from the procedure is under the chin which can hardly ever be seen so it is nothing to be concerned about. In the other approach, the incision is made right inside the mouth, and the doctor takes a piece of the chin bone, and moves it ahead slightly and then puts it securely into place. This way, there is no scarring that is visible because all the work is accomplished from the inside of the mouth. After surgery, the doctor will probably tape the chin to secure the implant until it's entirely in the new position.

Chin reduction surgery

Genioplasty is a type of chin reduction very often used for people with poorly developed chins (microgenia). This chin surgery aims to alter a protruding chin by taking excess bone from the chin bone.

Genioplasty chin surgery is usually done with an incision made inside the mouth in the lower lip area. The surgery may create swelling for up to four weeks or a couple of months until the bone heals.

It is important to find a highly qualified specialist who is experienced in performing chin surgery.

Take your time finding someone you can trust, and feel comfortable with, to perform this procedure for you. Make sure it's a highly qualified health professional with expertise in the specialty you are interested in.
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