Genioplasty (Chin reduction or chin augmentation) is a surgery done to reshape the chin, it can be done by contouring the chin bone or placement of an implant. It has an everlasting aesthetic result in harmonizing the face and balancing its contours. Genioplasty is usually done in combination with other facial contouring surgery such as rhinoplasty or neck liposuction. It can be done isolated to improve neck and chin contours.
- Chin barely visible or not visible at all .
- Very long chin.
We can summarize the utility of this intervention by saying that it can make the chin visible or less imposing in comparison with the rest of the face.
Approximate duration of the intervention:
- Pain: moderate and temporary. Relieved by painkillers or bladders of ice .
- Appearance: Oedema and sometimes bleeding from the mouth, it can also cause insensitivity it the lower lip.
- Care: Compressive bandage.
- Rest: From 6 to 8 days.
The chin surgery can be associated with other maxillo-facial interventions especially the rhinoplasty : when it comes to restore facial harmony or blepharoplasty. No problem with any other additional intervention in any part of the body.