How Many Types of Chin Aesthetics Procedures Are There?
Chin aesthetic procedures are examined in two groups according to the presence of a functional problem such as biting or chewing. If the patient has a serious biting or chewing problem, s/he should be treated with orthognathic surgery (shifting the chin bones). This type of chin procedure is much more comprehensive than procedures performed for aesthetic reasons. Although the healing process is much longer, they are the procedures that usually achieve successful results.
On the other hand, patients who do not have any functional problems in their chins prefer chin procedures to gain an aesthetic appearance. Such procedures, which are performed to ensure the harmony between the jaw and the general appearance of the face, are simpler than other chin procedures and the healing period is shorter.
The procedures performed under the name of chin aesthetics are generally known as gonion procedures (genioplasty) and rasping chin procedures performed through chin augmentation aesthetics and reduction procedures.
Chin Aesthetics Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of chin aesthetic procedures?
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What is the anaesthesia method for chin operations?
Chin operations are performed under general anaesthesia.
How long does the chin operations take?
Procedure takes between 1.5 – 3 hours, depending on the status of the patient and the surgical planning of the surgeon.
What are the risks of chin surgery?
Chin surgery is a procedure performed in cooperation with a plastic surgeon and an Orthodontist (a dentist, specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial disorders), if necessary. In general, the risks of chin aesthetics procedures are low. However, as with any surgical intervention, some complications can develop in chin aesthetic procedures. These are:
- Blood Loss,
- Nerve damage, sensory loss,
- Chin fracture,
- Return of chin to its original state,
- Biting problems,
- Chin/Jaw joint pain,
- Difficulty in breathing through the nose,
- The need for treatment in some teeth,
- The need for more surgery.
Will any scars remain after the chin surgery?
In chin surgery, an incision is performed through the mouth or under the chin. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. No surgical scars remain in the incisions performed through the mouth. Still, sometimes a little sensory loss may occur in the lower lip. On the other hand, no sensory loss occurs in the incisions performed under the chin, but scar tissue may be seen.
For whom the aesthetic chin procedures are appropriate?
If the patient has the following conditions, s/he may consider aesthetic chin surgery:
- If there is a defect in his/her chin bone,
- If there is asymmetry on his/her face,
- If s/he has chewing and speech disorders,
- If s/he has aesthetic problems,
- If the lower chin is in the front or behind (prognathism /micrognathia),
- If the chin/jaw is tilted left or right,
- If the gonion is too small or too large (gonion is mandibular angle),
- If the gonion is behind or in the front.
How does the patient notice his/her chin problem?
- If the upper teeth or gums appear too much while smiling, there may be a length problem in the maxilla.
- When the mouth is closed, and if the upper and lower teeth do not close in line or if there is a distance between them, there may be a defect in the chin.
- If the top front of the lower chin is far behind or ahead of the lip level when viewed from the side, we can tell that there is a problem in the lower chin.
Is there a lower age limit for chin surgery?
To undergo an aesthetic chin procedure, the patient must be at least 18 years of age.
Is there any risk of death in chin operation?
As with any surgery, there are fatal and straightforward risks in chin surgery. For this reason, it is very important to continue your surgical process with skilled surgeons.