Chin aesthetics can be performed for functional and aesthetic reasons. In person, the upper teeth should cover the lower teeth and the mouth closure should be fully realized. However, in some people, mouth closing disorder occurs due to the lower or upper chin being in front or behind.
In some people, both chins may be shifted to the right or left according to the midline separately. Generally, patients can be treated with jaw aesthetic surgeries in cases where there are bite or joint problems. Since the most results will be in the profile image, it is called profile aesthetics.
Chin aesthetics procedures are all about having a more symmetric and balanced face. Cheek and chin procedures are applied to people to have plumper and more aesthetic facial lines. Hyaluronic acid filler is used for these. With filler injection, a lifting effect is created. With chin esthetic procedure, cheeks and cheekbones as well as facial lines become more prominent and the face looks better proportioned.
Chin aesthetics procedures are a common plastic application between men and women.
The processes are the parts of cosmetic facial procedures that are popular with many people because it helps them increase their self-confidence, and the beauty of the face depends mainly on three main features: Nose, Chin, Forehead
In some cases, it is considered one of the necessary chin cosmetic procedures that work to fix some genetic problems, growth distortions, or some accidents such as the lower jaw.
What are Chin Aesthetics Procedures?
Having a balanced and symmetric face is very important, therefore the chin has a main role for the facial look. The weak looking chin can change the total look of the face, it can decrease the definition lines of the cheeks and neck.
After having chin aesthetics, facial proportion and balance can be reserved back. The facial parts as the cheeks can become more visible and the proportion of the neck and cheeks can be balanced. Well balanced and rounded face can be obtained.
Chin augmentation procedure called a mentoplasty. Mentoplasty is a surgical intervention that involves the implant replacement in the front side of the chin bone. It can also increase the length ratio of the jawline. Patients can end up with balanced, well proportioned, more natural facial looks.
Chin surgery is used to reshape or resize the chin. The surgery can improve facial proportions and ensure the neck and jawline complement the rest of the face.
Who is Suitable for Chin Aesthetics?
Chin aesthetics vary according to the person’s chin structure. It is a suitable operation for people who have a small chin, whose chin appears adjacent to the neck, whose chin is in the front or back, and whose chin is pointed.
There may be people whose mouth and tooth closure are normal, but whose lower chin tip is positioned anterior or posterior. In these people, only the chin tip is placed in the correct position with surgery. In people who are behind, the chin is enlarged with a chin tip implant, which is an alternative to advancement surgeries.
Chin aesthetics is applied with hyaluronic acid fillers, which is a non-surgical method. In this way, a contour is given to the chin. But this treatment is not permanent, the fillers have a life as long as the melting time.
How is Chin Aesthetics Performed?
In patients who are planned for chin aesthetics, the structures consisting of bones and soft tissues such as lips, teeth, neck soft tissues and nose, which are related to the chin, are primarily analyzed.
If the patient has problems in the closure of the lower and upper chin, it should be evaluated by the dentist first. Orthodontic treatment may be required in order to ensure the normal closure of the chin before the chin aesthetics surgery in such patients, or surgical intervention can be performed on the chin bones.
The structure and tension of the soft tissues in the chin area are evaluated in terms of tissue sagging that may occur due to various reasons or excessive muscle activities. Anterior and posterior evaluation is made with a profile photograph or a lateral cephalometric X-ray film showing bones and soft tissues. There are various forms of evaluation.
The most common method is to draw a vertical line from the front of the ear cartilage to the lower edge of the eye socket, passing the lower lip skin-mucous junction line. The most anterior point of the lower chin soft tissues should be on this line in men, and behind this line in women. If the most anterior point of the lower chin is in front of this line, it is known as the big chin, and if it is behind, it is known as the small chin.
The height of the lower chin in the upper-lower plane is evaluated by different methods. Among these, the easiest method is to divide the lower face area into two equal parts aesthetically and to evaluate the height of the lower jaw. In this evaluation, the lower lip skin mucosa line should be in the middle of the distance between the lowest point of the nose and the lowest point of the lower chin.
Increasing the height of the chin if the distance is short; If it is long, it is planned to reduce it. Asymmetries in different planes are seen in the lower chin in people with birth anomalies (related to the facial bone).
In Which Cases Should Chin Aesthetics be Performed?
- Insufficient chin volume
- Ugly shape, “sloping” or asymmetrical chin
- Rough square chin (for women), or, on the contrary, overly rounded and feminine (for men)
- Age-related sagging of the skin in the submandibular zone
- Wrinkles, folds, depressed scars or scars in the area
- Various aesthetic defects (including post-traumatic ones)
- Face harmonization
Types of Chin Aesthetics Surgeries (Mentoplasty)
Chin Reduction Procedure
Today, the problem of a large chin is solved with the help of a surgical intervention – reducing mentoplasty. This operation is aimed at bringing the shape and size of the chin into harmony with other facial features.Chin Reduction involves the removal of excess chin bone or moving the jaw bone to alter the shape of the face. Chin reduction is often used to make the overall facial appearance softer.
Chin reduction may be relevant in the following cases:
- the chin protrudes forward;
- the chin is massive, which makes the lower part of the face heavier;
- congenital chin hypertrophy is observed (chin is disproportionately large);
- with age, the chin has become doubled and sagging.
Reducing mentoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the chin or cheeks, removal of bisha lumps, cheekbone correction or rhinoplasty. If the patient sets several tasks for the surgeon – correcting different parts of the face and bringing them to general harmony – the surgeon, if possible, combines all the required corrections in one operation.
Also, in the presence of a double chin problem, the surgeon often refuses to carry out mentoplasty and recommends liposuction with tightening of the cervical muscles and removal of excess sagging skin. An individual consultation will help you determine the correction method and see the results through computer modeling.
How is Chin Reduction Surgery Performed?
The aim of reducing mentoplasty is to correct the excessive protrusion of the bone bridge by moving it backwards or by partial resection. This operation is considered more difficult than chin augmentation.
For anesthesia, general or local anesthesia can be used – the basis for choosing anesthesia is the complexity and volume of the operation.
If possible, the surgeon tries to perform mentoplasty with a closed approach, making an incision in the oral cavity, in the lower lip area.
Reducing mentoplasty is performed in several ways: it can be a complete dissection of the bone tissue, removal of a fragment of it, or displacement of the bone bridge back. If necessary, an implant can be inserted to simulate the shape of the chin together with the impact on the bone structures. Specific tactics are compiled individually for each patient, taking into account her anthropometry and wishes.
Rehabilitation after reducing mentoplasty lasts up to six months. In the first days, the patient is worried about pain and swelling. The degree of puffiness and how long it will last depend on the amount of intervention and the individual response of the body.
In some cases (rarely, but this also happens), the swelling comes to an end only a few months after the operation. If the size of the swelling is within the normal range, the surgeon sees the absence of inflammation, there is no need to worry: most likely, the body reacted to the intervention in this way.
It will be possible to evaluate the final result of the operation in 5-6 months, when the chin takes its final shape, the puffiness will completely disappear. As a rule, all our patients are satisfied with the result of the operation: the chin and the face in general are exactly the same as in the 3D picture that the surgeon showed before the operation using computer modeling. And, it is worth noting that surgeons have not only the necessary practical skills, but also an aesthetic taste, a sense of proportion, which undoubtedly has the most positive effect on the result of mentoplasty.
Rehabilitation After Chin Reduction
Full rehabilitation will take 6 to 8 weeks.
The patient receives care instructions after the procedure. Milk and acidic foods should be avoided for several days and suture disinfectants (especially those made in the patient’s mouth) should be used to prevent infection.
The patient should also refrain from chewing solid food, laughing and talking for several days after the procedure. When brushing your teeth, special care must be taken to ensure that the seams do not open. The stitches are usually removed a week or two after surgery.
After the operation, bruising and inflammation in the chin area may appear, but they will gradually disappear a couple of days after the procedure.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
Usually involves a surgical implant; however, the jaw also can be moved into place as part of an augmentation procedure. Augmentation of the chin is generally performed to improve a weak chin.
The goal of any chin esthetic procedure is to ensure that a patient can enjoy a healthy, beautiful facial appearance.
As a replacement of the implant in the chin area is painful and can be done only with incision, the procedure can be done under the general or sedation anesthesia. The incision will be done inside of the mouth or in the beneath area of the chin from outside of the chin. Doctor will make the cavity on the chin bone and will replace the implant in that cavity. For this procedure the doctor is using sutures for attaching the implant. At the end the doctor will close the incision with sutures.
If the procedure involves reshaping the bone, the surgeon will make an incision inside the mouth along the lower gum. This will provide access near the chin bone, and the surgeon will make a second incision near the jaw bone. The implant placed in the gap. The incision will be closed with sutures. The entire procedure can be completed in about one to three hours.
Chin Implants Types
Due to some features such as implant size, shape and material there are few types of chin implants. Silicone chin implants are among the most used implants for augmentation of the chin. Silicone chin implants are a more useful, smoother, softer and formable product. Around these implants and in its pores, tissue begins to form and the blood is circulating. Because of this it is not easy to remove the implants later.
The other type of implants is Polyethylene chin implants, that are less flexible, with pores and different shapes and sizes. At the same time, these implants had hard material.
Third type of chin implants are Polytetrafluoroethylene. The abbreviation of this type of implant is ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene). Such implants have flexible and soft tissue.
However these implants are strong. Some additional and supportive materials are used during the surgery for replacing the implants. Apart from these materials, the important reason that keeps the implant in place is the porosity of the implants. The development of the soft tissue and bone within these pores keeps implants.
These materials we mentioned above pose little risk as they are biocompatible materials and they are compatible with the patient body. That’s why those are mostly used in medicine.
Acellular human cadaveric dermis or ADMs are the other material for augmentation chin with implant. Post-mortem technicians immediately canceled the skin layer and epidermis and processed the remaining part. Prepared graft used around the chin implants.
What is Double Chin Surgery?
In some cases of chin aesthetics, double chin surgery may be required in cases where the deformity is very evident. In double chin surgeries, the upper and lower chins are intervened together. The upper chin is taken forward, however, the upper chin is buried or the upper chin is lowered a little lower. However, the lower chin is taken backwards, in some cases it is possible to take it forward. In double chin surgery, the bone moves in the desired direction. The aim of the double chin operation is to obtain a bite. The upper teeth should touch the inner part of the lower teeth.
Double chin surgery takes an average of 3 hours. The entire operation is done orally. After the operation, the teeth are not connected to each other. The patient’s speech and comfort are provided. After this operation, the patient can open and close his mouth and speak.
The first two days after the operation are fed with liquid food. To avoid food residues in the seam area. You can switch to soft foods from the second day. The patient can eat normally after 2 weeks. The edema and swelling go away in an average of one week and 10 days. You can return to your normal daily life approximately 2 weeks after the operation.
Non-Surgical Chin Aesthetics
The aim of chin augmentation is to add definition to a lower face that is naturally lacking that desirable contour or has lost fullness as a result of the aging process. While surgical procedures are available to permanently change the lower profile, we also offer nonsurgical chin aesthetics options for patients that want to “try out” a new chin size or don’t want the time or expense involved with surgery.
We use a variety of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers for this purpose, which allows him to customize your treatment to your unique concerns, the level of correction you need and the results you hope to achieve.
Dermal fillers are appropriate for nearly any patient who is not pregnant or breastfeeding. The fillers will be absorbed within 12-24 months. The patients may need to have fillers for defining the jawline and chin lines and to have more masculine facial shape.
Chin contouring with fillers is a correction using an injection technique that allows you to quickly and effectively get rid of skin folds or add additional volume in order to replenish the lack of hyaluronic acid, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.
Popular reasons for choosing a chin plasty procedure:
- Small and disproportionately small chin;
- Disproportion of lines and impaired clarity of the lower third of the face;
- Local fatty deposits in the chin area;
- Massive and clearly protruding chin.
The main tasks that the chin correction with fillers solves:
- Align and make the proportions of the face more pleasant;
- Visibly reduce dimples on the chin;
- Eliminate the asymmetry of the right and left sides of the face;
- Strengthen the oval of the face and look younger.
How Do Fillers Work on Chin?
It is no secret that the chin is the most important visible part that forms the aesthetics of the face. The timely performed procedure of injection chin plasty will allow not only to strengthen and improve the oval of the face, but also to preserve youth for a long time. Fillers act as filling material and add volume exactly where you need it. Once in the body, hyaluronic acid is naturally embedded in tissues, fills in voids and is not felt even with a tactile check.
Immediately after the procedure, you will notice a visible result that will last for 12 to 18 months.
How is the Chin Filler Procedure Applied?
- At the first stage, the doctor examines and assesses the condition of your skin, clarifies information on previous injection procedures, and also determines the places of the procedure and preparations suitable for your skin type.
- Before starting the procedure, the chin skin is cleaned and treated with an antiseptic. In case your skin is too sensitive, an additional anesthetic cream is applied to minimize sensitivity during and after the procedure.
- After all the preparatory stages, the exposure zone is marked, and then the drug is injected under the skin.
- After completing the procedure, you evaluate the first result and receive recommendations for rehabilitation and care.
Preparation for the Chin Contouring Procedure
It is not recommended to drink alcohol 2-3 days before the procedure, and to cancel drugs that can affect blood clotting 10 days before the procedure.
If you are taking medications that are prescribed by your doctor in connection with diseases or peculiarities of the body, you must inform our cosmetologist in advance in order to determine compatibility with fillers.
Contraindications to Chin Aesthetics
As with other filler injection procedures, there are a number of common contraindications:
- pregnancy and lactation period
- a number of oncological diseases;
- inflammatory processes at any stage;
- any infectious diseases (flu, ARVI, etc.);
- herpes in the acute stage;
- a number of chronic diseases and chronic diseases in an aggravated form;
- diseases of the immune system;
- recent laser resurfacing;
- implants in the chin and some areas of the face;
- certain diseases of the thyroid gland (prior consultation with an endocrinologist is required).
Recovering Process of Chin Aesthetics
Most patients will experience mild pain and soreness in the treated area for a few days, which can be managed with pain medication. Some amount of numbness in the chin can remain for up to three months. In about six weeks, most of the swelling will disappear, depending on the extent of surgery involved.Light and only liquid meals or nutritions will be allowed as the patient will not be able to chew it.
While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after surgery. The substance used for chin implants are made of durable, solid material that will last for years.
How Much Does Chin Aesthetics Cost in Turkey?
The cost of Chin Aesthetics operation may vary from person to person, the reason for this is, for example, a single chin problem in some patients and a double double chin problem in some patients. The type and technique of the surgery must be clear, in order to provide accurate information. In order to determine the cost of chin aesthetics operation, the patient must first be examined. After the examination, what to do is determined and a clear price information can be said after the operation is given.
Therefore, if you want to learn the cost of Chin Aesthetics in Istanbul, you can contact us.That’s why it’s important to be examined. In order to get more detailed information about the Chin Aesthetics and to get information about the technique suitable for you, you should be examined by our doctor. You can learn your price information in the most accurate way at the end of the examination.
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