Mentoplasty surgery, sliding genioplasty surgery, chin augmentation surgery or chin implant surgery are not recommended for patients suffering from one or more of the following conditions:
● Severe microgenia – an extremely small or deformed chin ● Labial incompetence ● Lip protrusion ● Severe protrusion ● Periodontal disease
Number Of Trips Abroad
Discharge From Hospital
Overnight stay is not required
Duration Of Operation
1 to 2 hours
Patients need to quit smoking at least a month before and after the surgery. Blood thinners such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal teas and supplements are forbidden for at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
How It Is Performed
Prior to surgery, x-rays of the chin and face are taken and the surgeon decides on which parts of the chin area to modify based on these x-rays.
Depending on the patient’s expectation and his or her facial balance, one of these procedures can be performed: mentoplasty surgery, sliding genioplasty surgery, chin augmentation surgery or chin implant surgery.
Anesthesia choice for these procedures can be local or general. Incisions can be created inside, in the mouth or outside, right under the chin.
If the patient requires a chin implant, the surgeon will create a small pocket in front of the chin bone but under the muscle in order to place the implant.
Different types of implants can be chosen, general options are: ● Bone grafted from the patient ● Fat tissue ● Silicone implant ● Biological inserts
An artificial chin implant is one of the most preferred options as it has a lower risk of developing complications such as infections. The surgeon may also create cuts into the jaw bone or remove and reposition the chin bone for a better effect.
The average chin implant surgery recovery period lasts around 3 weeks. Patients usually return to work and normal activities in around 2 weeks. Patients need to sleep face-up, their heads should be elevated, for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. It helps control post-op swelling and protect the incisions.
Around 80% of the post-op swelling will gradually disappear in 3 weeks. Patients should avoid chewing for the first few days after the procedure – liquid or soft foods can be consumed during this time.
Chin implant surgery reviews set the average success rate at 94%.
Before And After
Results are immediately noticeable after chin implant surgery. Patients need to avoid chewing for a few days and also avoid smoking for a month after the operation. These precautions will help reduce surgical scar and allow the body to heal better. The post-op swelling will pass in around 3 weeks, but the bone, if altered, will continue to heal over the course of a year.
Can Chin Implant Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures? Definitely – plastic surgeons recommend combining chin implant procedure usually with rhinoplasty. That way, it is easier to achieve a pleasing facial balance and harmony.
When Can I Resume Sports? Sports or any other effortful physical activities need to be avoided for at least 3 weeks after chin implant surgery.
Can The Implant Affect Shaving? Absolutely not – male patients will be able to shave as normal, approximately one week from the operation. Electric razors or shavers can be used again around 10 days after the procedure.
Back To Work
1 to 2 weeks
Back To Sports
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.