How Genioplasty Surgery Gives You Your Ideal ChinDr Sanchaita Kohli
The aesthetic proportions of the human face follows what experts call the law of thirds. This rule involves dividing your face into three parts. The upper third is from your hairline to the top of your nose, the second is from the top of the nose to the bottom of the nose, and the third is from your upper lip to your chin. In this final third, many people realise that their chin is either disproportionate or underprojected, thus opting for chin augmentation surgery or genioplasty surgery.
Genioplasty is not confined to augmentation. It is a highly versatile procedure that can augment, reduce, narrow or correct an asymmetrical chin in any other way. It also increases or decreases your chin’s height depending on your needs. Thus, it creates the ideal chin for several people dissatisfied with one of the face’s most defining characteristics.
Why Chin Augmentation Surgery is the Perfect Solution
Since genioplasty can adjust your chin into any position you desire, several patients opt for this procedure. Furthermore, the procedure is a permanent solution to your augmentation needs.
Experts today use highly sophisticated ultrasonic technology that targets the bone without injuring any nearby tissues and nerves. It does not involve the use of silicone implants (although depending on the patient’s needs, that is an option) and can promise unprecedented levels of precision.
The outcome after genioplasty for chin augmentation looks much more natural and is incredibly safe. No introduction of a foreign body could react with your immune system. Thus the results look and feel very natural.
Additionally, well-equipped centres can help patients predict their outcomes after genioplasty surgery with 3D imaging technology. A planning software like Crisalix allows you to visualise your results before your procedure, allowing you to determine what would look most natural on your face.
The availability of such high functioning equipment also keeps patient expectations realistic. The surgeon can better guide the patient towards their vision, promoting an atmosphere of honesty. Such honesty is essential before opting for a permanent change in your facial structure.
3D technology has the added benefit of 3D printing surgical guides that makes the surgical cuts extremely precise. During the chin augmentation surgery, they place this guide along your jawline for enhanced contouring and improved precision.
These additional measures make the procedure more predictable, ensuring patient satisfaction in the process.
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Chin Augmentation Surgery – The Complete Procedure
Now that we understand why people opt for this procedure and its many benefits let us examine the procedure itself in its entirety. The entire procedure typically takes about 90 minutes.
Beginning with general anaesthesia, your surgeon makes an incision inside your mouth. Through this, they can separate the bony chin from the lower jaw. Once separated, reshaping and repositioning of the chin is performed as per the plan. The chin bone is fixed in its new position using high-quality medical grade titanium plates and screws. Surgeons may also perform other procedures like jawline contouring and buccal pad fat removal simultaneously.
As we mentioned earlier, advanced centres like RG Aesthetics have the latest Piezotome technology. This is the ultrasonic device we referred to, allowing for ultrasonic bone surgery. This highly precise surgery improves results by targeting the bone exclusively and sparing vital soft tissues and nerves.
The extensive care the device takes not to harm neighbouring vessels and nerves minimises trauma. When your maxillofacial surgeon in Delhi combines this with a 3D guide, they further enhance results, ensuring a sharper jawline contoured to the patient’s specifications.
When combined with other procedures like buccal pad fat removal, the procedure also creates a slimmer face. Whether augmenting a receded chin or reducing a projecting chin, using a combination of procedures ensures a more youthful look.
After cleaning the incision to promote wound healing and prevent infection, they close it with absorbable sutures. Since the incision was inside your mouth, there is no visible scarring on the front of your face that could contribute to further insecurities.
What will you look like after chin augmentation surgery?
After your surgery, you may see some initial swelling around your lower jaw. However, the state-of-the-art technology available today and the modern techniques ensure that you recover quickly. The downtime after a genioplasty has drastically reduced from its conventional standards. Instead, your post-operative experience is quite comfortable, and you see immediate results as your swelling reduces.
What does your recovery timeline include?
- 7-10 days of mild swelling
- 15-30 days of semi-solid diet
- 1 week of avoiding heavy exercise
- Some initial lower lip numbness
- Regular rinses with warm salt water for wound hygiene
Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions ensures that you successfully and speedily recover without complications. Additionally, you should always opt for an expert surgeon who can guarantee a much lower complication rate. Remember, chin augmentation surgery is a permanent solution to your dissatisfactions. You need to give your face the best care it can get.
It is also noteworthy that a secondary corrective surgery is usually more expensive and offers limited results because correcting a botched surgery is a challenging task. Thus, if money is your primary constraint to a high-quality experience, remember that you will only need to pay once to get your ideal chin. With piezosurgery and 3D guides, surgeons can offer much better results after your genioplasty surgery.
Genioplasty is an investment in yourself. It is about you and helping you feel beautiful on the outside and inside. When you get this procedure, it is an act of self-love. Give your body what it deserves – a high-quality, effective procedure that remains minimally traumatic, so you have a successful recovery.
Dr Sanchaita Kohli is an expert maxillofacial surgeon in Delhi with a long history of successful genioplasty surgeries under her belt. Using the sophisticated technology at RG Aesthetics, Dr Kohli ensures safe procedures that meet international standards of patient care while giving her patients the chins of their dreams!
Dr. Sanchaita Kohli
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Sanchaita Kohli is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 13 years of training and work experience at the country’s leading dental institute, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, enabling her to plan and manage an extremely wide variety of craniofacial deformities, jaw diseases and facial trauma.