Genioplasty (chin surgery) 2018-06-15T00:16:00+00:00

Genioplasty

Costs

Chin reduction costs £1,550

Chin augmentation costs £1,950

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Genioplasty is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape of the chin, which can alter the overall profile and symmetry of your face. Different techniques exist to modify and enhance the shape of your chin, whether your chin is protruding (too far forward) or receding (too far back).

After the operation

– A routine preoperative assessment is carried out as prescribed.

– The anaesthesiologist will be seen in consultation no later than 24 hours before the operation.

– Avoid taking medications containing aspirin within 10 days prior to your surgery.

– Stop smoking at least one month prior to surgery and until the incision has healed (usually 15 days following the procedure).

– You are required to fast (do not eat or drink anything) for 6 hours before the procedure.

Day of Surgery

Depending of the surgical technique used, chin surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia, commonly on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay of just one night and normally takes between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours.

The incision is hidden inside your mouth in the lower gum or discretely beneath the chin.

Genioplasty improves the shape of an unsightly chin by restoring the balance of the face face and profile

Augmenting your receding chin: Two techniques are possible:

– Chin implants: Implants are made of either silicone or Medpor (Porex). The choice of material really depends on your procedure, your goal and your surgeon’s practices. Chin implants vary in shapes: centre chin implants, anatomical chin implants, etc. The surgeon places the implant into a pocket created on the lower jawbone. The muscle and fat layers conceal the chin implant.

Chin advancement osteotomy: The surgeon cuts the chin bone horizontally to create a bone fragment that is permanently moved forward and stabilized with metal plates and screws.

A sketch of a profile over a skulp with an emphasis on a nose. The sketch implies getting a rhinoplasty

Reducing the prominence of your chin: Two techniques are possible:

Jawbone shaving: The surgeon trims the lower border of the mandible (jawbone) to make the chin look smaller.

Osteotomy that pushes the chin backward: The surgeon cuts excess bone and sets it with metal plates and screws.

After your surgery

– Bleeding inside the mouth is common for a few days following surgery and is not usually a cause of concern. Lip and neck swelling is expected and may be pronounced. – You should limit normal daily activities at first. – The lower lip, chin, teeth and gums may also be less sensitive during the first few days. Take pain relievers to reduce discomfort.

– It is extremely important for you to keep all areas inside your mouth clean and to rinse gently with a mouthwash that will be prescribed to you for this purpose. Clean your teeth and gums with a soft toothbrush after every meal; you can also use an oral irrigator. In some cases, we might prescribe you antibiotics.

– To improve your healing after surgery, it is very important that you follow these precautions: you should eat food lukewarm or cold and the consistency should be soft. Avoid hot, spicy or acidic food.

Possible Complications  

– During the consultation, the anaesthesiologist will carefully explain the potential anaesthesia risks. Please note that anaesthesia of any kind can cause reactions in the body that are sometimes unpredictable, some of which are easier to control than others. The likelihood of these complications is greatly reduced in the hands of a competent anaesthesiologist experienced in a surgical context.
Techniques, anaesthetics and monitoring methods have enormously improved over the last thirty years, and are very safe, especially when the operation is performed in a nonemergency situation on a healthy person.

With regard to the surgery: Choosing a qualified and competent plastic surgeon that performs this type of surgery regularly limits the risk of complications, but does not eliminate them.
Fortunately, true complications after rhinoplasty are extremely rare in an approved surgical setting. Done carefully, the vast majority of procedures go smoothly and patients are very satisfied with the way the procedure turns out.

Rhinoplasty complications are infrequent. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including:
• Bleeding can be excessive, but this is extremely unlikely after this surgery.
• Numbness of the lower lip, gum and teeth is common and will gradually subside.
• Delay or lack of bone healing: In this case, bone grafting might be necessary.
• Dental lesions: Very rarely, the roots of the teeth may be damaged and require treatment.

  • Resorption of the bone fragment:A secondary reconstruction will then require a bone graft or the placement of a chin implant.Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another depending on the patient’s body shape.
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