Chin Reshaping Surgery, also called genioplasty, is a plastic surgical procedure aiming to enhance facial beauty by repositioning or reshaping the chin. The most important goal of chin surgery is to create an aesthetically pleasing facial contour.
Chin reduction surgery is the most frequent plastic surgery after dimple surgery in Iran. Chin augmentation or mentoplasty in Iran is associated with very few risks and good results When performed by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon. KIATREAT as an Iranian health and medical tourism facilitator proudly offers you the best qualified and well-experienced Iranian cosmetic surgeons in modern clinics and hospitals at an affordable price. The reasonable price of cosmetic surgeries along with the high quality and modern hospitals attracts a lot of foreigners to Iran.
Chin Surgery aims at creating a balance between the chin and other facial features. There are two main types of chin surgery including chin augmentation and chin reduction.
- Chin Reduction
- Chin Augmentation/ implants
chin reduction surgery, also known as mentoplasty or osseous genioplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery involves to reshape and reduce prominent or overprojected chin.
This surgery will be performed with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. There are four major reasons for people who wish to undergo chin reshaping surgery: moving the chin forward or backward, side-to-side and vertical changes.
This surgery is very simple and can be performed by both plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons. (maxillofacial surgeons are those surgeons who work on the mouth and jaw).
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure intended to reshape or enhance the size and position of the chin, revealing a more well-defined neck and jawline.
Yes, Chin reduction is an inexpensive cosmetic surgery in Iran.
It is very important to discuss with your plastic surgeon about your expectations and risks and complications may occur during surgery and figure out your needs and what appearance you are imagining. Your surgeon will evaluate you medically and asks you for pre-op tests. You must avoid taking aspirins before the surgery, as it increases the risk of bleeding.
Depending on augmenting or reducing the size of the chin, the procedure will vary according to the type of surgery. But, whether chin augmentation or chin reduction surgery, the general procedure is the same with minor differences. The surgeon creates an incision through your gum. Then he starts to cut the chin bone which enables him to break the chin bone in a controlled way.
So, he can slide forward or backward to reposition the chin bone and fixes it into desired place with tiny screws. The incision will be closed by dissolvable stitches.
Yes, Chin reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Chin surgery recovery time is relatively short and takes about 2-3 weeks. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days after the surgery. it is better to use a cold press to treat any bruise and swelling. You may also experience a feeling of numbness on the lower lip and inside the mouth for a few days. The surgeon will prescribe you antibiotics and painkillers to avoid of infection and reduce the pain.
You can get back to work one week following chin reshaping surgery. However, you should avoid of any strenuous activities within the first month after the surgery.
- are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- have realistic expectations
- are a non-smoker
- are bothered by the appearance of your chin
- have a chin that is too short or lack projection
- The candidate should be at least 20 years old when the chin is fully developed
- Anesthesia risks
- Chin implant displacement
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Fatty cysts
- Skin loss
- Persistent pain
- Poor healing of incisions
- Possibility of revisional surgery
- Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
- Suboptimal aesthetic result
- Thick scar tissue around chin implant (capsular contracture)
- Unfavorable scarring
- Horizontal: horizontal type is performed for those patients who their chin juts out and needed to be reduced by removing some of the chin bone or sliding the chin bone backwards. Likewise, a recessed chin can be built out by adding bone or sliding the bone forward.
- Vertical: vertical type can be used for removing or adding bone or an implant can decrease or increase the length of your chin.
- Combination: both horizontal and vertical changes can be made to your chin
People who are in good health but suffer from a disproportional profile with either a small or protruded chin may undergo a chin enhancement surgery. The candidate’s jaw condition and function are also considered as important factors. The right candidate should have a healthy normal-functioning jaw to be able to undergo an effective chin reconstruction procedure.
Chin surgery has been found to be a safe procedure for correcting chin deformities. Above 90% of patients are satisfied with their surgery results, based on a study published on ScienceDirect. With that being said, when there’s a surgery, there might be some risks or side effects. Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects posed by this surgery. Other side effects include adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, numbness in the lower lip, and migration of chin implant. These side effects do not happen very often and all of them can be controlled when observed. Therefore, with no major risk reported for this surgery, this aesthetic procedure can be done with no concern.
Chin reshaping surgery, whether it is an augmentation or reduction genioplasty, does not leave a noticeable scar after the surgery. This is because the incision is made inside the mouth. This way, there will be no external scar left.
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