Chin Augmentation / Profileplasty
This is an operation performed to bring the chin forward in individuals with small or insufficiently prominent chins. The aim here is for the curve of the forehead, the nose, the lips and the chin to be in harmony, especially when seen in profile. The tip of the chin should normally be at the level of the lower lip. After some rhinoplasty operations it is sometimes necessary to bring the tip of the chin forward with a minor procedure in order for the nose to be in harmony with the structure of the rest of the face. This is needed for a more attractive contour and a better proportioned facial structure.
Some people may interpret small and receding chins as a sign of a “weak and timid character,” and this may cause problems in social life. We should therefore regard profile operations of this kind as psychological support and self-confidence procedures, because they can have a direct impact on an individual’s self-confidence and social relations.
How is the operation performed?
An implant of a suitable size and shape (such as round or cornered) is inserted in front of the chin bone through an incision from beneath the jaw or inside the mouth. The implant is very definitely not identifiable by touch or sight. The operation lasts approximately ½ hour and can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
And the period after surgery?
There may be slight swelling and bruising in the area of the chin. A light bandage is used and removed on the third day. Sutures are removed after 5-7 days. The patient can resume normal life after a week.