Chin correction surgery

Aesthetic surgery and chin correction

Cosmetic facial surgery | Chin correction surgery

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) is a type of plastic surgery which involves the sculpting of the chin.

Chin correction surgery
Chin correction surgery

The correction of the chin is one of the most frequent cosmetic surgical procedures, this means that the majority of people that opt for this intervention do it for cosmetic purposes, rather than medical.

There are several ways to perform this procedure:

– moving the chin forward

– moving the chin backwards

– side corrections, which help with an asymmetric chin.

– vertical changes, such as shortening or extension of the chin.

Types of Genioplasty

There are two Types of Genioplasty:  Sliding Genioplasty and Chin Implants

Sliding Genioplasty

In a sliding genioplasty, a surgeon uses a saw to cut the chin bone away from the rest of the jaw and move it to correct a chin deficiency. This type of Genioplasty is recommended for people with severe retrogenia, or people whose chin is too far back in relation to the rest of their face. It can also help with correcting chins that are pushed too far forward and are too long.

Chin implants

Chin implants can be used to reshape, enlarge, or push forward the appearance of the chin. This can be accomplished via surgery or injection.

Surgical chin augmentation involves implanting a plastic material into the chin and adhering it to the bone. Alloplastic implants (those made from synthetic materials) are the most common.

Nonsurgical chin augmentation involves using needles to inject fillers, such as body fat, to enhance the appearance of the chin.

How is Sliding Genioplasty preformed

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The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia, and in is done to reduce the size of the chin and correct asymmetry – general anesthesia is used.

The surgeon pulls down your lower lip and cuts on the gum of the lower lip below your bottom teeth. Then the soft tissue is separated from the chin bone. Your surgeon uses a saw to cut a small vertical line in the chin for reference. This ensures the bone stays straight when it’s moved forward or backward.

The doctor then makes a horizontal cut along the chin bone. If you’re getting your chin moved backward or made smaller, your doctor also cuts out a wedge of bone. Then they slide the bone forward or backward and attach a metal plate to ensure that the bone stays in place.

To make your chin longer, they reattach the bone with a gap between the rest of the jaw and the chin. Bone will grow back over time and fill this gap.

To make your chin shorter, they remove the wedge of bone and reattach your chin to the rest of your jaw.

At the end of the chin correction procedure, the incision is stitched up. The surgeon then puts the compression tape on the outside of the mouth and chin to ensure the protection of the treated area during the early healing phase.


Following your surgery, your surgeon will instruct you to take oral antibiotics for 2 days. You may begin eating normally as soon as you feel you’re ready. A liquid or soft-food diet is recommended. You must rinse your mouth with water or antiseptic oral rinse following every meal.

After 3 to 5 days, you can remove your wound dressings and compression tape, and return to your daily routine. After this surgical intervention it is advised that you do not exercise for the first 10 days following surgery. One should also not participate in contact sports for 6 to 8 weeks.

You may notice swelling, redness, or bruising, which should subside after a week. The swelling may last for a few months, but when the swelling does disappear the results will be visible.

Chin Implant Surgery

Za postavljanje implantata, hirurg može da napravi rez u ustima ili ispod brade. Pre operacije, hirurg će oblikovati implantat do odgovarajuće veličine i oblika, pre nego što bude spreman za For placing the chin implant, a surgeon can either cut inside your mouth or under your chin. Before surgery, your surgeon will have sculpted the implant to the right size and shape so it’s ready for insertion.
There are several different types of alloplastics used for chin implants, silicone being the most frequently used. Implants are adhered to the bone using screws.

When the material is implanted, the surgeon stitches up the incision. This procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

If you opt to have a nonsurgical implant, your doctor may inject dermal fillers or some of your own fat following liposuction.

Post-Operative Recovery

Fillers are injected with a needle and involve no scarring and minimal recovery time. Surgical implants have a similar recovery time to sliding genioplasty because the tissue must have time to adhere to the implant. You may begin eating a soft-food or liquid diet as soon as you feel comfortable. Make sure to rinse following every meal with water or antiseptic rinse.


As with every surgical intervention, chin augmentation can carry with some complications, such as:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reactions to the implant
  • Implant Extrusion
  • Exposure of Screws
  • Nerve Damage that causes mouth or lip numbness

In order to minimize the risk of complications, it is necessary to consult with a highly professional medical team, such as the specialist team at Atlas General Hospital. Our team will ensure that your chin augmentation intervention will be performed successfully, and comfortably.

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