Chin is one of the most essential feature which gives a balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. People often look in the mirror and focuses on the nose, ears, sagging jowls or wrinkles, but few of them also observes their chins with the same discerning eye. A badly shaped chin is certainly not an asset. Chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty chin implant or augmentation genioplasty or mentoplasty, is the surgical use of implants to bring the chin into better balance with your other facial features. With the help of this surgery, a balanced relationship is formed between the structures of the face.
What is Chin Augmentation Surgery ?
Chin augmentation, also known as chin implants, makes the chin more prominent and balances the relationship between the chin and the nose, in terms of size and outline. This is the reason why this surgery is usually performed together with rhinoplasty. A chin augmentation surgery gives the chin more masculine or feminine look, according to the standards of proportion and harmony prescribed.
Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery is done to reshape the disfigured chin so as to enhance the appearance of the face. The chin augmentation surgery primarily focuses on correcting the problem of double chin along with damaged chin which is the result of an accident.
Types of Chin Augmentation
Chin Implants : The chin augmentation surgery emphasizes on correcting a poor chin. In a chin implant surgery, Silicone implant is the most common implants. The different types of chin implants are-
- Autologous tissue graft
- Bone graft
- Cadaver bone graft
- Autologous fat transfer
- Injectable implant
- Silicone implant
- Hydroxypatite implant
- Polyethylene implants
Chin Reduction Surgery : Also known as cosmetic chin surgery, it aims at removing the surplus fat by making incisions and also by molding the bone of the chin.
Double Chin Plastic Surgery : The surgery undertakes the different causes of double chin like fatty tissues and the surplus skin is first treated and removed. The other preferable technique in which a tiny incision is made in order to remove the surplus fat is known as Tumescent Liposuction.
Genioplasty : The oscillating bone saw is used in order to remove a particular section of the jaw. The metal screws and metal plates are used to keep the bones in a proper place so as to give a new look to the patient.
Cleft Chin Surgery : Chin cleft surgery is a surgical enhancement of the cheek and chin that brings additional beauty to the face. It can also correct facial asymmetries and congenital defects. It does not require extensive incisions and involves lower chances of infections and discomfort.
Chin Augmentation Candidates
- Candidates should have realistic expectation
- Candidates should be non-smoker
- Candidates should be in good health with normal functioning immune system and jaw
- Candidates should have a positive outlook
Who should consider Chin implant ?
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes to complete. To avoid possible scars, it is essential to make incisions in the mouth. The chin implant is positioned on the jawbone and the concerned area is closed with the help of absorbable sutures. The chin implants can also be placed by making an external incision below the chin area.
After Chin Augmentation
After performing this surgery, the patient is recommended to stay on liquid diets. A light diet can be started for the next day. The patient should avoid crowded places till the healing is complete. The patient should try to avoid any kind of injury for at least 3 weeks after the surgery.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
- Permanent way to achieve a strong chin
- Multiple chins implant choices are available to achieve your desired look
- Can be easily performed with other procedures (rhinoplasty/nose surgery)
- Intra-oral or direct surgical approaches available
- Other considerations for chin implants
Non Surgical Chin Augmentation
This option is also very safe and it involves Radiesse or also known as Artefill filler injections in the exact areas so as to improve the proportion , length and the width of the chin. The procedure in total takes about 10 minutes to complete and involves very less pain.
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is done to correct the different types of minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities. This includes misalignment of teeth and jaw. The procedure aims at improving a person’s ability to speak, chew and breathe. This surgery can bring a dramatic improvement in the patient’s appearance.
Cost of Chin Augmentation
The cost of chin augmentation surgery in India is very low as compared to any other country in the world. Advanced techniques are available in all the metro cities of India fully equipped with latest medical facilities. The chin implant surgery in India costs a tenth of the price of comparable treatment in western countries.