What is chin surgery?
Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Chin surgery in Iran is done.
Plastic surgery, and other minor office procedures, can often be performed on the lower jaw line and chin area to improve proportions of the face and to help with one’s confidence and self-esteem. These types of interventions are frequently suggested by board-certified plastic surgeons to improve the harmony of facial features and improve the chin/jaw/cheek/forehead balance.
Sometimes bone from the jaw itself can be moved forward in an operation called a mentoplasty or genioplasty. Alternatively, shaped silicone implants can be used to give more projection to the chin. Conversely, bone can be removed to decrease an overly projecting chin. Furthermore, modifications to the upper and/or lower jaw can be advised for improved chewing dynamics and occlusion—or how the teeth fit together. These operations can range from simple to very complex. Chin surgery in Iran is done.
Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery or procedures to a patient having a rhinoplasty in order to achieve better facial proportions, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
Additionally, with recent advances in technology, and after obtaining informed consent after reviewing all options, risks and benefits, your plastic surgeon may suggest off-label use of FDA approved gel filler material as an alternative for providing augmentation of the chin area that may last for a shorter duration.
Why it’s done?
If you are bothered by your recessed or “weak” chin, or you feel your facial features lack proportion, chin implant surgery can help you feel more confident in your appearance. Specifically, chin augmentation can:
- Improve facial harmony by bringing chin into better proportion with other features
- Correct a weak or recessed chin
- Improve definition of the neck and jawline
- Help reduce the appearance of a full or “double” chin caused by a small chin bone
Candidates for chin surgrey
Genioplasty is best for patients who are otherwise in good health, without active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions. Chin surgery in Iran is done.
Genioplasty can be effective for patients with a small or receding chin. A chin that seems too small in proportion to other facial features can make the nose appear overly long. Plastic surgeons frequently use chin implants to balance the features of a younger patient or may use genioplasty in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure in a more mature patient.
Chin surgery in Iran
Chin surgery is one of the common surgery in Iran ,performed by skilled and experienced surgeons in advanced hospitals and clinics. Also the difference in the cost of this surgery in Iran compared to other countries a factor that directs a large number of patients to Iran.
Chin surgery cost in Iran
Chin surgery costs can vary widely. A surgeon’s fee will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location. The price of this surgery in Iran is something about 1500-2200$ and can be up to about 3500$.
Chin surgery costs may include:
- Anesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Post-surgery garments
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fee
When performed by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon, chin augmentation is associated with very few complications. Possible risks include infection, hematoma (internal bleeding), shift in implant position, poor scarring, and side effects from anesthesia.
You can further minimize risk by choosing a cosmetic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. ABCS diplomates have undergone extensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery, operate exclusively in accredited surgical facilities, and use a board certified MD anesthesiologist for general anesthesia.
Procedures of chin surgery
Reshaping the chin can be accomplished either by using chin implants or by repositioning the bone supporting the chin.
Many types of implants are available, manufactured from a variety of materials, including silicone or other substances. There is no available evidence to suspect that silicone implants cause any disease. Your surgeon will consult with you and discuss recommendations for the type of implant to use.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision inside the lower lip or under the chin. The surgeon then repositions the chin bone or places an implant through this incision.
Options to Enhance the Procedure
Genioplasty is frequently combined with liposuction of the neck, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), a neck lift or laser skin resurfacing.
If you’re interested in chin surgery (genioplasty), we’ll first have you come for a personal consultation with your plastic surgeon. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you’d like to achieve. Your surgeon will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure and the long-term benefits. Every patient is different, and your surgeon will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you. During your initial consultation, you should expect to:
- Provide a complete medical history. Include information about any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions; and all medications or herbal supplements you are taking.
- Have your surgeon conduct a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications.
- An X-ray may be necessary to determine the proper procedure for you.
Preparing for Surgery
After your consultation and decisions about surgery, we will give you pre-operative information that explains everything you should do and know before your procedure. Your surgical team will instruct you on how to prepare. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery. You may also want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
You’ll remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. In most cases, we use general anesthetic so that you will sleep throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option for some patients.
Most chin augmentation patients experience relatively little downtime and are back to desk work and most other daily activities within 7 days after surgery. Discomfort is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses. Chin surgery in Iran is done.
You will need to sleep face-up, with your head elevated, for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to help control post-op swelling and protect your healing incisions. Your cosmetic surgeon may also require you to consume a liquid-only diet for a day or two after surgery. Strenuous activity can typically be resumed within 3 to 4 weeks after chin augmentation. It is important to follow your cosmetic surgeon’s specific instructions during recovery to ensure you heal well and your results look great as soon as possible.
Results look close to final within one month after surgery, and are considered final after about 3 months, when residual swelling has subsided.
Chin implants are very strong, durable medical devices and are intended to be permanent. While the aging process will affect your facial appearance in other ways, your enhanced chin contour will not change. There is a slight risk that trauma to the face could damage a chin implant and require another surgery to replace it.