What is genioplasty?
A genioplasty in Turkey and Istanbul is an operation used to perfect the look and appearance of the chin. It can be performed alone or in combination with other jaw-related surgeries, either for medical or cosmetic purposes. The chin has a significant effect on the appearance of a person’s face. By undergoing a genioplasty, patients can change the general profile and symmetry of their face.
Who is this procedure for?
- People with prominent chin
- Skeletal deformation
- People with fleeing chin
- Chin augmentation
- Chin reduction
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The operation lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours.
- Back to daily activities 5-7 days after the operation
- Full recovery 6 weeks after operation
Who should undergo this Operation?
Genioplasty in Turkey can be exploited by those who have problems with their chins, such as:
- A prominent chin.
- A protruding chin.
- Skeletal deformation.
- A microgeny.
- A fleeing chin.
- Hypoplasia of the chin.
- Mandibular hypoplasia.
- A hemifacial microsomy.
- A lack of facial harmony.
What are the expected results?
The objectives of the procedure are:
Create an aesthetically pleasing facial contour.
Establish a proportional facial height.
In a study of 40 patients with genioplasty, the majority were generally satisfied with the results of the surgical procedure and only one of them was subject to certain reservations regarding the results, but not enough to get further adjustments. No significant complications were observed during a two-year follow-up period. The resulting appearance and position of the chin were well maintained in all cases.
How is the procedure performed?
The operation is undertaken under general anesthesia after a pre-anesthesia consultation.
In most cases, the chin is approached by incisions of the oral mucosa (no external scars). The surgeon cuts the chin below the teeth so that it can be moved in the intended direction before the procedure. Then, the bone fragments are fixed by steel wires or titanium mini-plates (osteosynthesis). Stitches are placed in the mouth. They disappear in 2 to 4 weeks or are removed in consultation.
Several techniques make it possible to back a protruding chin: the surgeon can remove excess fat and fatty tissue, file the lower edge of the mandibular bone, or cut the excess bone (osteotomy) then reattach the front part of the chin.
For receding chin surgery, there are also different methods:
The implant: the prosthesis is concealed by the thickness of the fat and muscles of the chin.
Chin advancement osteotomy: the surgeon cuts the bone of the chin to create a bone fragment that is then advanced and secured in the desired position using metal plates and screws.
Bone graft: The surgeon collects the necessary graft from the nose when doing profiloplasty (nose and chin surgery) or elsewhere.
The price of genioplasty in Turkey and Istanbul
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