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Attain a Balanced Facial Contour through Genioplasty

Posted Apr 03 2014 5:54am
Often, the chin goes unnoticed and becomes the culprit when it comes to a person’s facial appearance. Like any other facial feature, the chin can put the whole face out of balance if it is oversized or undersized. In such cases, genioplasty or chin augmentation surgery can make the difference. This plastic surgery procedure is performed to balance the face by enhancing or reshaping the size of the chin. This may involve inserting an implant or by restructuring the bones and their position.

How would you know if you a good candidate for chin augmentation? Well, you are if you have a weak or receding chin, but have a normal bite. The procedure can correct chin misalignment, a receding chin, or chin excess.

Cosmetic chin surgery benefits men and women in the following ways:

• Results in a well-proportioned chin that compliments other facial features
• Builds up the visual contours of jaw line
• Results in an aesthetically pleasing facial profile

In most cases, this cosmetic surgery is combined with other facial procedures such as neck lift, laser skin resurfacing, liposuction of the neck and Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to improve your looks.

Chin Surgery Options

Reshaping the chin can be done by using either chin implants or through chin surgery wherein the bone supporting the chin is repositioned). Silicone-based implants or mesh implants are typically used for the procedure. On the other hand, bony chin surgery involves reducing the size of the chin and altering its vertical position.  

Genioplasty surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.  For the first few days after the surgery, you may experience slight bruising and swelling and complete recovery takes about 7- 14 days. The final shape of the chin will become fully visible after a few months of surgery when all the swelling and tissue edema has settled.

Chin surgery can make a remarkable change to a person’s looks. Choose a reliable plastic surgeon who understands your cosmetic goals and can help you achieve the results you would like to achieve.
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