The shape of the chin significantly influences the contours of our face and thus also our aesthetics. A receding or strongly protruding chin can quickly cause the proportions of the face to appear inharmonious and can be a great strain for those affected.
A chin correction can help here. The purpose of chin correction is to give the face a harmonious overall appearance. Therefore the chin profile is adjusted by either enlargement or reduction.
Chin correction (medical genioplasty) involves surgical procedures to reduce or enlarge the size of the chin. The indications for this procedure, which is usually performed on an outpatient basis, include both purely aesthetic and medical reasons.
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.
If the lower jaw is shifted forward in a dysgnathia correction, a chin correction may also be necessary in order to maintain the aesthetic facial expression and the concise angle between the neck and lower jaw. In this case, the chin is also pushed forward.
The same applies to a malocclusion treatment in which the lower jaw is moved backwards. Also in these cases a chin correction may be necessary at the same time. If the lower jaw is repositioned, the surgeon shortens the chin until the desired proportions are reached.
In some cases, a chin correction will also model the face to give it a narrower appearance. In these patients, the cheek bones and the lower jaw bone are made narrower. In addition, the fat on the cheeks is surgically removed so that the cheeks look slimmer overall.
Your individual, outpatient aftercare is part of our treatment concept. After the operation, we provide you with close-meshed care and suitable follow-up measures. After ten days we remove the stitches.
The titanium plates are removed after a few months. During the first few days, only soft meals and broth should be eaten. It is also advisable to drink only tea and water. Please also pay attention to very good oral hygiene. In the weeks following the procedure, you should avoid physical exertion and avoid nicotine.
Duration of operation: 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia: local anaesthesia, twilight sleep, general anaesthesia
Ability to work: after 3-7 days
Wound healing: 10-21 days
Costs: from 3.500,00 EUR
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