Chin surgery – Genioplasty
A chin correction can bring a drooping chin or a strongly protruding chin into more harmonious facial proportions to enhance your profile. Often, this is performed in combination with nose- lip- or facial liposuction surgery. To achieve the best possible optical impression, there are many varied methods that can be employed.
In the case of a drooping chin, the chin can be rebuilt with the careful use of silicone or Gore-Tex implants. protruding forward. Undesired dimples can be corrected with lipofilling or other injectable filler materials. In projected chins, we can file down part of the chin bone. Access to the chin is afforded through an incision in the oral membrane cavity or through a fold under the outer chin. Thus, the resulting scars will be unnoticeable, if not invisible
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with blood evaluation and ECG which can be performed here, in-house. Should it be necessary to make an appointment for a dental or othopaedic jaw examination, we can also arrange these for you.
Duration of operation: 30-120 minutes
Anaesthesia: Local, twilight or general
Staying at the clinic: Outpatient
Work incapacity: 1-7 days
Social capacity: After 3-10 days
Sport: After 3 months, depending on type of sport
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 1-3 months, sun-protection
Sauna: After 4 weeks
After care: Compression bandages, possible thread removal, antibiotics, disinfectant mouth wash, initial fluid diet.
Durability: Years - decades
Special risks: Secondary bleeding, bone inflammation, numbness of the lower lip (rarely long-term), dislocation of implants in a rebuilt chin.
Cost absorption: Possibly covered by health insurance after accidents or developmental deformity of the lower jaw bone.