A chin that is out of proportion with the face can make other facial structures appear out of proportion as well. A weak chin can make the nose appear longer, while a protruding chin can make the nose appear smaller. While chin size is genetic, loss of chin projection can result from aging. Repositioning the chin can bring balance to the face and achieve a more pleasing and youthful-looking appearance.
Chin surgery may be performed as a single procedure or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as facial liposuction. Chin surgery can include repositioning the chin, receiving an implant, or a both.
During the surgical procedure, a small incision is made inside the mouth or under the chin. If an implant is to be placed, a sterile implant is slipped through the incision in front of the chin bone. If repositioning the chin is a part of the surgical plan, the chin is moved into its new position and secured in place with titanium screws.
As with any surgical procedure, some discomfort is to be expected. This mild discomfort can be managed with medications prescribed by your surgeon. Swelling and bruising after surgery is normal and tends to resolve within the first 2 weeks. Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions for you to follow during your recovery.
Your doctor will discuss the details of your treatment, such as incision placement, size of the implant, and anesthesia options, during your consultation appointment.
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