Chin Surgery

What is Chin Surgery?

Chin surgery is the best solution for anyone who feels that their chin is not the right shape in relation to the rest of their face. Cosmetic chin surgery is popular among men and women, and can be accomplished via facial implants for chin enlargements or reduction surgery.

Chin augmentation provides balance to the facial features, as a weak chin makes the neck appear fleshy, or accentuate the size of a nose – making large noses appear even larger. Chin enlargement through chin implant surgery brings harmony and balance to the overall facial structure. The placement of chin implants can be an excellent solution for individuals who wish to augment the size and shape of their chin. However, becoming educated about the procedure is the all-important first step toward enhancing your appearance with chin augmentation surgery.

Chin surgery offers many aesthetic benefits for patients who have the following:

  • · Recessed chin
  • · Pointed or squared chin
  • · Prominent nose
  • · Fleshy neck

What you should know before undergoing chin surgery

Chin implants are often used in conjunction with rhinoplasty for maximum aesthetic effect and may be used with cheek implants and lip augmentation for overall facial balance. Patients who are considering chin surgery should not:

  • · Be in poor health
  • · Have unreasonable expectations about the outcome of the surgery
  • · Have taken Accutane® in the past six months (the medication can affect bone growth and cause keloid scarring)
  • · Suffer from cardiac problems or hypertension
  • · Take anticoagulants
Be prepared to discuss:
  • · Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
  • · Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • · Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • · Previous surgeries
Your surgeon may also:
  • · Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • · Discuss the options available to you for chin surgery
  • · Examine and measure different parts of your face
  • · Take photographs for your medical record
  • · Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
  • · Discuss likely outcomes of chin surgery and any risks or potential complications

Important facts about the safety and risks of chin surgery

As with any surgical procedure, cosmetic chin surgery carries risks. Before deciding to undergo such an aesthetic procedure, patients should understand the risks associated with the chin implant operation. Although rare, risks and complications do exist.

The risks include:
  • · Swelling for several weeks or months while the bone heals.
  • · Infection
  • · Small nerve damage
  • · Adverse reactions to anaesthesia
Be sure to ask questions

It's very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your chin surgery. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.