A receding or prominent chin can wreak havoc with the overall balance of your facial features. Chin augmentation (genioplasty) can correct these issues. An implant or an advancement of the bone can be used to enhance a receding chin. This is a procedure that is popular with both men and women. A prominent chin, on the other hand, is reduced so that it is in better balance with the rest of the face.
- Enhances chin projection
- Improves facial proportion
Chin Augmentation Options
This surgery involves the placement of an implant, most often silicone, in the chin area. The procedure is done only if a small augmentation is necessary and in older patients. The surgeon will choose the right implant that would give excellent results with minimal risk, pain or discomfort.
The procedure aims at reducing the size of the chin, and changing the vertical position of the chin. It involves precise cutting of the bone of the chin and moving it to the proper location. The procedure is also recommended for larger advancements that require stability. Though there is more swelling and discomfort with bony surgery, this typically only lasts a few days.
Other than these options, some patients will require soft tissue procedures to further define the result.
For better evaluation of the chin, photographs will be taken in both frontal and lateral view. The surgeon will measure and compare the position of the chin and overall dimensions of the face. Based on this measurement, digital morphing of the chin and anticipated changes are proposed and reviewed.
The HPCS team of surgeons and our experienced staff ensures that all patients receive excellent care in a comfortable, safe and well-maintained facility.
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