A recessed chin can be made more prominent to create harmony with the rest of the facial features. The most common method is chin augmentation by which a medical grade silicone is tailored to suit one’s face. This individually-fit implant is then placed securely on top of the chin bone. The entire procedure is performed using local anesthesia and is usually over within an hour.
Chin advancement using the patient’s own bone is another way of enhancing the lower part of one’s face. The surgeon horizontally cuts the bottom part of the chin bone, slides it forward, and secures it in the new position with medical grade screws. This method is done using general anesthesia. After surgery, the patient will be closely monitored in the hospital for about two days, after which he/she may be discharged with instruction to follow up in about 7 days.
|Chin Implant - Standard Implant||45,000 THB|
|Chin Implant - Soft Implant||60,000 THB|
|Chin Advancement||110,000 THB||with 2 nights stay|
Q1: Can I have chin liposuction with genioplasty?
A1: Our experts will make a pre-surgical assessment to determine whether this combination is good for you or not.
Q2: What is the recovery time?
A2: Pain and swelling will gradually diminish over 1-2 weeks for chin implant and up to 3 weeks in chin advancement surgery.
Q3: Will the scars be obvious?
A3: You could either have an inconspicuous scar under the chin, or no visible scars at all, depending on whether an extra-oral or intra-oral surgical technique is employed.
Q4: What will be my condition after surgery?
A4: There will be a temporary limitation in movement of the mouth and lips. Your doctor will order dietary restrictions until your incisions heal. Discomfort may be more severe and prolonged with chin advancement than chin augmentation.
Q5: What could go wrong?
A5: Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve injury, and need for revision surgery. When an implant is used, skin thinning could develop over the implant, or trauma to the chin could lead to implant displacement. Without these complications, the silicone implant can stay in place for your lifetime.
Q6: How do I prepare for surgery?
A6: To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.