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Purpose: To make the chin look larger or smaller


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Anesthetic: General
Duration of procedure: Up to 4 hours
Hospital stay:


In a reduction Genioplasty procedure the surgeon will makes cuts inside the mouth and either remove, some of the bone, or slide part of the bone to re-position the chin point. Chin implants involve surgery and the treatment can take up to two hours per implant, depending on the treatment.  Chin implants can use a variety of materials including:

*  Silicone

*  Other man-made materials

*  Tissue from your own body

It may also be possible to reshape the chin using 'suture' or 'threadlift' techniques. This involves the placement of sutures or threads with tiny 'teeth' through a small insertion. The threads are pulled upwards and secured, and the insertion is stitched shut.

Results: Most people find that the shape or definition of their chin has changed. Chin reduction surgery is permanent. Implant results will be semi-permanent if human tissue is used because the tissue will age, or permanent in the case of synthetic implants such as silicone or polythene. The final results may take weeks, even months, to notice, therefore you must be patient.

Risks: As with any surgery, there are risks to consider. Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of chin surgery:


* Infection (particularly with chin implants),

* Blood loss, swelling, nerve injury causing numbness of the lower lip.

* Implants may also move, and may cause scar tissue to form.

There is also the possibility of excess skin hanging down below the chin and/or the neck.


* If the implant is infected or moves, the implant may have to be removed, which is not always a straightforward procedure.


You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon. The surgeon will guide you regarding dental hygiene and eating.

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 March 2010 )