A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure done to make your chin more attractive by reshaping or enhancing the size of the chin. Chin augmentation is performed either by reshaping your jawbones or by inserting implants. If your chin is not in shape, your other facial features will not look good. Chin augmentation is beneficial for those with thin or weak chin. People with prominent nose and flashy neck can consider this procedure. Chin augmentation is also known as mentoplasty and Genioplasty. The most common way of doing chin augmentation is using chin implants. People with poor health, suffering from cardiac problems or hypertension, taking anticoagulants and accutane should not consider chin augmentation surgery.
Chin augmentation procedure
Chin augmentation is a minor surgical procedure
which is completed in less than two hours, and can be performed in a hospital or outpatient clinic. An x-ray
may be taken of your face and chin.
Cheekbone moving surgery
- A local anaesthesia is given to the patient for easing the pain an incision is made beneath the chin or inside the mouth.
- An empty space is created under the muscles or in the front of cheekbone and an implant is placed inside that space.
- The implant used may be in the form of of tissue, real bone, or synthetic made of Teflon, Dacron, or silicon. Stitches are made to close the surgical incision.
Risks and Complications
- A patient will be under local anaesthesia. To have an access to cheekbone, a cosmetic surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth along the lower gum.
- Another incision is made through the jawbone using a bone chisel. The jawbone is moved and wired in a place.
- Incisions are closed using stitches and covered with a bandage to aid healing. There are no visible scars as surgery is made inside the mouth.
Some risks associated with chin augmentation are:
- Blood clots
- Dental problems
- Uneven face shape
- Unsatisfactory results
- Permanent pain