The chin is one of the most important parts of one’s facial structure. It provides the face with unique character, distinction, and essential support to the remaining structure of your face. An aesthetic facial profile will have harmony in the facial features like nose, lips, and chin. However, people are having recessive chins because of which they look prematurely aged and experience a lack of support to the jowls and soft tissues.

Chin recession usually occurs because of misaligned facial bones and rarely due to jaw occlusion or teeth misalignment. People with misaligned facial bones can achieve younger-looking faces permanently with chin augmentation surgery using chin implants.  Read on to gain more information on chin surgery in Delhi with Dr. Shilpi Bhadani at SB Aesthetics.

What is Chin Augmentation Surgery?

Chin augmentation surgery aka genioplasty is a cosmetic operation done to improve the chin profile by harmonizing the facial features while retaining their natural aesthetics. It involves placing a chin implant in extension to the chin bone or moving/reshaping the jawbones to improve the shape, size, and contours of the patient’s chin. The chin implant is custom-fabricated using biocompatible materials. Its size depends upon the extent of chin augmentation the patient requires and the unique facial anatomy of the patient. The surgery is carried out by the best cosmetic surgeon in India, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani at SB Aesthetics.

What happens in Chin Augmentation Surgery?

The surgery starts by taking X-rays of the chin and facial bones to spot the part of the chin to operate on. The patient may be provided with general anesthesia to stay asleep throughout the operation and feel no pain or may receive local anesthesia to just numb the operation site. To place a chin implant, the surgeon makes an incision either inside the mouth or externally under the chin. The surgeon creates a pocket in front of the chin bone and beneath the chin, muscles to place the implant inside it. The surgeon may either place a real bone or fat tissue or an implant composed of silicone, dacron, Teflon, or the latest biological inserts. The chin implant is often stitched or screwed to the chin bone. Lastly, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures.

In case, the surgeon needs to move some jaw bones, the surgery is likely to be done under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth along the gum to get access to the chin bone. Next, the surgeon makes a second incision in the jawbone using a chisel or bone saw. The jawbone is adjusted and screwed or wired in a new position with a metal plate. Lastly, the cut is closed with stitches, and bandages are applied. The overall surgery may last for 1-3 hours.  

If one is interested in this surgery, they can consult about chin surgery in Delhi, India with Dr. Shilpi Bhadani at SB Aesthetics today!