30 - 60 Minutes
3 - 5 Days
Local or General
A balanced facial appearance depends partly on the shape and size of your chin in relationship to your nose. Chin surgery can reduce (mentoplasty) or augment (genioplasty) the chin to give your face a more balanced appearance.
Recent professional studies haveæ demonstrated that individual facial bones shift, reduce, or enlarge with age.
Other procedures may be performed with chin surgery depending on the patient needs. For example: liposuction, nose reshaping, facelift. For further information consult our professionals.
The incision is made in one of the next possible locations:
Under the lower lip inside the mouth
Under the chin in an inconspicuous location
In order to reshape or reduce the bone, creating a harmonic appearance, the surgeon works in the area with appropriate electrical instruments, carefully chosen. The incision is sutured and stitched, and thenæ a tape is applied in the chin area.
Is possible experience considerable swelling or discoloration in the treated area, which diminish in several weeks. The stitches are typically removed seven days after the procedure.
It is recommendable to follow post-operative instruction list to help reduce the risk of complications. There may be some pain, which can be managed with oral medications. The surgeon may have recommendations to reduce swelling, such as elevating your head.
Normal activities can be resumed typically within seven days.
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn't have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc
The chin and the nose are the two most important factors in the face profile. They both gives the balance and the symmetry. Due to this, usually a Rinoplasty and a chin implant procedure are performed at the same time. Result of them is combined is the harmonization of the face giving it a more balanced look.
To solve problems of lower mandible retracted, or the fact of being too small (retrognathism or micrognathia).
Check out our chin surgery before & after photo gallery. Here you can view actual patient before and after pictures from plastic surgeons in Argentina. These photographs represent typical results, but we cannot guarantee the exact same result as the images below, since it varies depending on the patient.
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Last update: 12/10/2017 | Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.