A chin plastic surgery is an operative change of the chin area: A receding chin is shifted forward, a protruding chin is reduced in size. In our practice it is possible to combine this chin displacement with a false bite correction (dysgnathia treatment). Often, however, it is not a simultaneous malocclusion correction, but a purely aesthetic problem. Many sufferers are dissatisfied with their chin which is too large or too small and would like to see their chin shape optimised.
Chin corrections are carried out on an outpatient basis and under general anaesthesia. We preferably to work via the oral vestibule, the space between the teeth and the lower lip. In this way, we avoid external incisions that lead to visible scars.
All procedures are visualised in advance and the expected result is discussed with the patient. In all cases a 3D image (DVT) is made in advance in order to accurately represent the bony structures of the lower jaw.
With the receding chin, the lower jaw is shifted back. This leads to an overbite in the area of the incisors and in many cases to a difficult closure of the mouth. Especially in the profile, the misalignment becomes clear by a concise advanced mouth-nose-area.
he protruding chin is characterised by a particularly pronounced chin. In profile it pushes the forehead and nose through its dominant position into the background and often ensures a somewhat unwelcome appearance.
A strongly protruding lower jaw bone can be surgically reduced using various methods.
For the enlargement of a too small, receding chin, there are also different treatment methods.
The procedure is performed through an incision in the oral cavity.
In the case of chin advancement, the lower jaw is first severed, then moved to the desired position and then screwed together with a titanium bar. There are no visible scars.