Genioplasty : chin cosmetic surgery
Genioplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the chin. The procedure aims to modify the shape of the chin with a possible functional improvement (breathing problem). Both plastic and maxillofacial (mouth and jaw surgeon) surgical doctors can carry out this type of surgical procedure. Genioplasty can be performed by osteotomy (bone section), grafting or insertion of an implant. This operation can be combined with a nose job or a jaw surgery.
Chin surgery/genioplasty fixes receding chins, misalignment of chins or chin surplus. For individuals who are concerned with the position, form or outline of their chin, chin surgical procedure is the best surgical choice.
Genioplasty, most of the times, is a cosmetic surgical procedure, meaning individuals mostly undergo it for physical appearance and not due to health complications.
There are several reasons for undergoing genioplasty:
- advancement, or moving the chin forward
- pushback, or moving the chin backward
- side-to-side, which can be beneficial to asymmetrical chins
- vertical modifications involve modifying the chin to a longer or shorter length
Who is an ideal candidate for genioplasty?
Genioplasty is suitable for patients who are in excellent general health, lacking any active illnesses or severe, pre-existing medical conditions.
Genioplasty can be effective for people with an abnormally small or big chin leading to a lack of facial harmony. A chin that appears too small in ratio to other facial features will give the impression of a bigger nose. And an excessively big and advanced chin will mask the good looking facial features. Genioplasty for chin reduction
What Is Chin Reduction Surgery?
Chin reduction (osseous genioplasty) is a surgical process that decreases the size of a very big or excessively prominent chin. An ideal facial profile is about equilibrium proportions, and for some individuals, a big chin (macrogenia) can misrepresent the facial profile making other features, such as the nose, seem very small. Chin reduction objective is to reestablish normal aesthetic balance to the face by modifying the mandible (lower jaw) to better-balanced portions and shape. Chin reduction surgical procedure is optimal for individuals who have a big or expanded chin (very long or very wide).
Genioplasty for chin advancement
Chin augmentation is a process which involves the use of a surgical implant to form a further projection in the chin region.
This procedure comprises the making of a minor incision into the lower gums, and a tiny pocket will be made in the chin, to provide space for the implant, and it will just be implemented there.
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The cost of a genioplasty in the UK is significantly higher than the cost in Tunisia (approximately 40 to 60% more expensive) even though it is for the same surgical quality. This is due to some factors such as the cost of labor, cost of rents, the costs of implants used during the procedure, the location of the office, the purchase power which is substantially lower in Tunisia. Utilize the benefits of the lower cost of a genioplasty in Tunisia and save up to 62% of the cost compared to the UK prices.
If you are a suitable candidate for genioplasty, remember that the average cost in London may be around £ 4737.
The genioplasty price in Tunisia is about £ 1800 and doesn’t only include the cost of the surgery but also the hospital or surgical facility costs, surgeon's and the anaesthetist's fees, all ground transfers (airport, hotel, clinic...) and your stay at a 5* hotel on a full board basis.
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How is genioplasty performed?
Various kinds of implants are available, fashioned from different types of materials, as well as silicone or other materials. There is no existing proof to show that silicone implants result in any ailment. The surgeon will consult with the patient and converse about the kind of implant and recommend which to be used.
In the course of the procedure, the surgeon creates an incision in the lower lip or beneath the chin. The doctor then changes the position of the chin bone or inserts an implant via this incision.
There are 2 major kinds of genioplasty surgical procedure that can be implemented, it depends on what the patient wants to accomplish. These are sliding genioplasty and chin implant surgical procedure.
As with both methods of genioplasty, an incision is created inside the mouth so as to avoid facial visible scarring. The surgical doctor will incise the bone on the chin and change the position. When it is in place, it will be adhered to its new location using small plates and screws. The doctor will stitch up the mouth and the patient can move to the recovery phase of the procedure.
Sliding genioplasty is an efficient method of fixing severe retrogenia, a situation whereby, in relation to the rest structure of the face, the chin is positioned too far back. This method can as well assist in fixing chins that are too long or too far forward.
Surgical chin implants possibly will be selected for individuals who desire to broaden or bring forward the chin appearance. Basically, a minor piece of biocompatible malleable material is implanted into the chin, incorporating with the bone.
Scars related to genioplasty
The scar beneath the chin is usually unnoticeable, unless a person scrutinizes at the individual from under the chin.
Some individuals are more likely to have raised scars while others are not. One more thing patient may possibly consider is scar massage when the incision is appropriately healed. This can flatten the scar while the tissues are undergoing a transformation.
Postoperative effects and recovery after genioplasty
A lot of patients are pleasurably surprised when they get to know that genioplasty is not a typically painful procedure. The surgeon will recommend the proper pain reliever medicines, as discomfort may still be experienced for a few subsequent days after the surgery. Pain and swelling ought to totally dissipate in the course of a few weeks. To be sure that the possibility of infection is minimalized; the doctor will additionally give a course of antibiotics to the patient.
Swelling can be minimized by rubbing a cold pack to the surgical region occasionally for the first few days after undergoing the surgical procedure. It is also recommended to sleep upright as possible as a patient can.
This procedure is carried out under general anesthetic, implying that patient will need to stay in the hospital for a little period after surgery.
Result and outcome of genioplasty surgery
One week after undergoing chin bone surgical procedure, it may be impossible to determine the concluding result. The chin will remain very swollen and distorted. As a common recommendation, expect fifty percent of the chin swelling reduce in three weeks, seventy-five percent by six weeks and it can take up to three months for the final result to be seen. It can take a long period before the outcome can be finally judged.
Before and after photos of genioplasty
Advice before and after genioplasty
Before genioplasty surgery
For the success of the surgical procedure, it is important to take note of the tips provided by your surgeon. Some of which include:
- Quitting smoking and use of tobacco or products that contain nicotine for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery; Failure to do this could result in skin loss, skin death, and slow wound healing which could damage the outcome of the surgery leaving you with permanent deformed scars.
- It is also vital to put an end to the use of products containing aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant, as well as any illicit or illegal drugs (cocaine, crack, THC, marijuana,) for two weeks before surgery such drugs would lead to problems with anesthesia and surgery.
- Other important tips will be given to you during the consultation.
After genioplasty surgery:
Make sure that you ask your doctor for tips to stay healthy after the surgery. Some of which include:
- The way you take care of the surgical site after surgery,
- Medication that will be applied to hasten the healing process and decrease the chance of infections
Major reactions to look for at the surgical site(s) or in your general health and when you should return for follow-up care during your stay in Tunisia.