Chin Augmentation / Genioplasty
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin by removing misshaped bones, placing implants or shifting the chin bone. People who want a more defined face can benefit from the procedure. The results are permanent, however in some cases the implant might require replacement over time. The implant used can be from various materials; from real bones to silicone.
Many patients choose to combine their chin surgeries with other cosmetic operations such as a nose job (rhinoplasty) or facial fat removal. Also, some dental operations can be performed with Chin Augmentation.
Before Chin Augmentation in Turkey
The surgeon will review the medical history of the patient and learn about any previous conditions and treatments. The surgeon and the patient will discuss about the desired outcome and plan the operation in order to achieve a satisfying result. The procedure, possible outcomes and options will be explained to the patient.
During Chin Augmentation in Turkey
Depending on the case, the surgeon cuts inside or outside of the mouth and prepares an area for the implant under the muscle tissues. After placing the implant, it is often secured by getting attached to the chin bone with screws or stitches. If the bone needs removal, the surgeon will cut the jaw bone, remove the excess pieces and secure the bone by wiring or screwing it.
After Chin Augmentation in Turkey
Since the operation is performed from inside the mouth most of the time, there are no visible scars. The procedure requires 0-1 days of hospitalization. For the first 3 days the patient will have special dressings that helps with swelling and supports the new shape. Liquid diet should be followed until the stitches are removed, and the patients are recommended to stay in Turkey for 5-7 days.
During the first few days the area might be tender and activities such as talking, eating and smiling might be difficult. In 7 – 10 days the symptoms are expected to fade away and the patient can get back to daily life. However it takes month for the real results to be seen due to the swelling in the area.