What is Chin Surgery?
Chin surgery is designed to reshape the chin to improve facial balance and enhance facial contours. This procedure uses an implant to enhance the size and shape of the chin. For pa-tients with a large chin, surgery can be performed to reshape and/or reduce the size of the chin.
This procedure is performed under a general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital facility by a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
What are the Different Types of Chin Surgery?
Chin surgery is highly individualised with the goal of improving balance and enhancing your facial contours.
Surgery is often aimed at augmenting (genioplasty) the chin to give a more balanced ap-pearance.
Genioplasty – Chin Augmentation
Chin implants may be made of human tissue, or synthetic materials such as silicone or poly-thene. A pocket is formed in the chin region and an implant is inserted.
Who is a Candidate for Chin Surgery?
If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your chin and the balance of your face, you are likely a good candidate for chin surgery.
The ideal candidate for chin surgery is someone who:
- Has a weak, receding chin and wishes to improve the appearance of their profile
- Has realistic expectations regarding what the procedure can achieve
- Is healthy and without medical conditions that may impair healing
Chin Surgery Before and After
The first step is having a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, during which you can discuss expectations, ask questions and receive a detailed explanation of what happens during the procedure.
Prior to your procedure, it’s important to stay healthy. This means eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your immune system strong. It’s also im-portant to prepare for your recovery before your chin surgery. You may wish to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable loose clothing and ice packs, and fill any prescriptions you may need in the week following surgery. You must stop smoking at least 30 days prior to your procedure.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for a couple of days. This is particularly necessary if you have small children at home – you will need someone to assist you. You may wish to set up a recovery area where you can relax and sleep in an elevated position.
All surgical and invasive procedures carry risk, and these will be discussed during your con-sultation with your specialist plastic surgeon. All of our procedures are carried out in accred-ited hospital facilities with assistance from FANZCA qualified anaesthetists.
Our clinical team will provide you with specific pre and post-operative instructions that will help to minimise risks.
Our clinical staff will provide you with clear post-operative instructions, including what to expect immediately following your procedure and expected time frames for returning to normal activities, prior to your procedure.
It is extremely important that you follow your Specialist Plastic Surgeon’s instructions after your procedure, as this will speed the healing process and allow for the best possible result.
The cost of chin surgery depends on a number of factors. This includes the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, anaesthetic fees, hospital fees and, in the case of genioplasty, implant costs. Once you have met with your surgeon and a clinical plan has been established, our client support officers will organise a quote.
To receive a more accurate cost for this procedure, please contact us to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
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