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A well-shaped chin provides harmony in the facial profile. A small chin can make the nose look too big, thus creating an imbalance in facial aesthetics. While in women a delicate chin is perceived as beautiful, a prominent, broad chin is considered particularly masculine. In the frontal view, regardless of gender, the forehead, the length of the nose and the mouth/chin area should be in a ratio of one third each.Continue reading
Duration of the operation: approx. 1 hour
Length of stay in the clinic: outpatient
Anaesthesia: depending on the procedure local anaesthesia or sedation, also on request
Full anaesthesia/ General anaesthesia
After Treatment: local cooling
Resumption of social activities: after a few hours to a few days (depending on the
The so-called genioplasty offers various options and surgical methods to harmonize the chin proportions depending on the initial situation. In addition to the chin correction methods that we have already explained, there are other procedures that can be used to achieve the desired results. Particularly effective is the chin reduction by means of the backward displacement of the chin bone as well as the chin reshaping with the help of the body’s own substances.
Chin reduction by means of chin bone reshaping:
This method involves chin correction by reducing the bone portion in the lower jaw if it is excessively large and there is an uneven proportion of the chin area to the entire face. Such an operation is one of the most extensive methods of genioplasty, which is also extremely effective. Here, a chin reduction or a recession of the chin is achieved by surgically reducing the tip of the chin bone. In the course of an operation lasting about one hour, the tissue below the visible chin area at the lower edge of the jaw is incised, making the chin bone accessible. This is then exposed at the front of the tip so that it can be surgically reduced. After sufficient bone material is removed, the opening is closed and then a supportive protective bandage is applied. However, such a chin correction is only possible if the bone structure basically allows it, i.e. is strong enough. This is because the functionality of the lower jaw must be guaranteed despite the reduced bone density. For this reason, a preliminary examination and bone density analysis are essential before such an operation.
Chin reshaping with the help of the body’s own substances:
This is a very frequently used surgical method and at the same time the best known form of genioplasty – the enlargement and/or reshaping of the entire chin area by inserting the body’s own bones or cartilage. Such a chin correction is usually performed whenever an underdeveloped chin area, the so-called receding chin, needs to be highlighted and/or emphasized. The method is performed in two stages or requires two interventions: First, the necessary cartilage or bone fragments are removed from the body and prepared for the actual reshaping of the chin. Then, depending on the prior determination of the most optimal incision, the tissue is incised either below the visible chin area at the lower edge of the jaw or on the inside of the mouth. The underlying bone area is exposed through the incision to make room for the prepared autologous material. The chin is then remodeled or given the desired shape. The individual parts are then fixed and the opening closed again. In this way, even a severely underdeveloped chin can be built up. This method of chin correction virtually eliminates the possible postoperative complications such as implant rejection. In addition, experience shows that the healing phase after surgery is largely free of complications and, above all, very fast.
In a malocclusion correction, the so-called dysgnathia, the lower jaw is moved either forward or backward. In order to maintain the angle between the lower jaw and the neck – and thus the aesthetic facial expression – a chin forward shift or a chin backward shift may be necessary. It is always advisable to first have the present malocclusion performed by an oral surgeon in order to then aesthetically adjust the proportions of the chin as part of a chin correction.
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Unfortunately, we cannot quote an exact sum across the board, as the general conditions for each individual procedure and for each patient vary greatly. Every single operation is individual and accordingly requires an individual cost breakdown. The numerous aspects surrounding the operation, such as the type of chin advancement and the choice of surgical method and, if necessary, implants, are the decisive factors for the cost composition. The extent of the surgical intervention and how it is performed in detail is also relevant to costs. In addition, qualified, specialist medical advice, treatment and control appointments, hospital stays as well as the special dressing articles are included in the total price. At least one non-binding consultation is required, during which the cost of chin correction in the case of chin advancement as well as personal expectations are clarified and the approximate cost of the operation is determined. In order to give you an overview, we can give you a guideline: The total cost is usually at least 2500 euros, although it can vary greatly upwards. However, a detailed overall view of the costs incurred for the specific individual case is only possible if all necessary aspects are taken into account.