Chin correction

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Chin correction

Chin correction (augmentation/ reduction)


Žena posle operacije korekcije brade

A well-defined contour of a lower jaw and chin is a feature of a harmonious face both for women and men. It is important that the chin is in proportion with the forehead and the nose. To achieve that facial harmony, surgical procedures of chin augmentation or chin reduction are conducted.

When is chin augmentation done?

Men and women who have a so-called „under-projected“ chin turn to the cosmetic surgeon to help them achieve the harmonious proportions between the chin and the rest of the face with a silicone implant.


How is the chin augmentation surgery done?

Before the surgery, during the consultative exam, the surgeon explains the whole procedure to the patient and recommends the optimal version of the surgery and the shape and size of the implant. The aim is to get a new look that is proportional and completely matches the other facial features.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or short IV analgosedation. The 3-4 cm incision is usually made on the mucous membrane inside the lower lip. A pocket is formed there, through which a semi-circular silicone implant is inserted. There is another approach through the incision under the jaw bone. The size and the shape of the implant are adjusted to the facial proportions of every individual patient. Thanks to the surgical approach from the inner side of the lip or under the chin, no visible scars appear.

How long does the chin augmentation surgery last?

The procedure of chin augmentation lasts around an hour.

How should you behave before the operation?How should you behave before the operation?

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol at least 2-3 weeks before the surgery, due to its harmfulness on circulation and wound healing.
  • It would be good not to take the blood-thinning medicines (aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen) for 3-5 days before the surgery.

How long does the recovery process last and what to do in that period?

  • Most of the patients can return to their daily routines in three days from the operation.
  • Moderate pain is possible, which can be eased by taking painkillers prescribed by the surgeon.
  • It is recommended that the patient only consumes drinks and liquid food for 2 or 3 days after the operation.
  • During the period of recovery, it is recommended to rinse the mouth with hydrogen or some other antiseptic solution, especially after meals.During the period of recovery, it is recommended to rinse your mouth with hydrogen or some other antiseptic solution, especially after meals.
  • You must sleep on your back on an elevated pillow at least for a week after the surgery.
  • You will be able to return to work-out and other intense physical activities in 2 weeks.

When can the operation results be seen?

The result is seen immediately, and the final look is achieved after the possible swelling goes away.

Are there any risks of complications?

After the surgery, mild swelling and bruising can appear, but they subside naturally. The possibility of infection is avoided when the surgery is done in a completely sterile operating room while following all the steps of the protocol. There is a risk of the implant moving out of its position if the patient sleeps on the back with the face stuck in the pillow.

What other surgical procedure is combined with chin augmentation for the best results?

he best results are achieved when the chin augmentation surgery is combined with neck liposuction, in case the patient has a double chin.

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When is the chin reduction done?

The forehead, nose, and chin should be mutually proportional. When the chin is unproportionally big, the forehead and the nose look too small. With people of both genders, who have protruding, spiky, or over-projected chins the chin reduction surgery is done to achieve a proportion of the aforementioned facial features and a harmonious profile. By achieving a harmonious look of the face, the patient regains self-confidence and often feels like a new person.

How is the chin reduction surgery done?

Before the surgery, the patient has an exam and consultations with the surgeon, during which the whole procedure is explained to them, and the options and possible outcomes in their cases are presented. You need to bring an X-ray of the chin to the doctor.

The chin reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made on both sides inside the mouth or on the skin of the chin. The excess of the bone is removed and then the chin is contoured to get the desired shape.

How long does the chin reduction surgery last?

The operation usually lasts for 1-2 hours.

How should you behave before the operation?How should you behave before the operation?

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol at least 2-3 weeks before the surgery, due to its harmfulness on circulation and wound healing.
  • It would be good not to take the blood-thinning medicines ( aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen) for two weeks before the surgery.

What is the recovery after the chin reduction surgery?

For the first 3-5 days after the surgery, you may feel discomfort and pain. You can take painkillers recommended by your surgeon (not aspirin or ibuprofen). You will also be prescribed antibiotics for 5-7 days.

It is recommended to take only liquids and liquid food for the first two days.

During the period of recovery, it is recommended to rinse the mouth with hydrogen or some other antiseptic solution, especially after meals.During the period of recovery, it is recommended to rinse your mouth with hydrogen or some other antiseptic solution, especially after meals.

You will be able to brush your teeth only on the third day after the operation.

You can expect to have bruising and swelling for the first 7-10 days after the surgery. You can feel a mild numbness for several months.

You can return to your daily routines in 7 days after the surgery. The activities that require bigger effort and sport are allowed in three weeks after the surgery.

When is the final result seen?

Three to five weeks after the surgery, when the swellings subside, you will see the final result.

What are the potential risks after the chin reduction surgery?

  • The most usual risk is the numbness in the lower lip, which can last up to a month.
  • It is possible to have slight bleeding at the incision for the first 24 hours.
  • There is a risk of infection if you do not maintain hygiene properly during the postoperative period.


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