Chin surgery can consist of two different procedures. The first includes using implants to alter the shape, and the second is a procedure involves changing the chin’s position or alignment and is therefore considered a more invasive procedure.
Chin implants can help to add volume to the area and they are common with both men and women. An incision will be made either under the chin or in the mouth. The implant will be specially tailored to each patient and inserted into the chin through the incision.
During a genioplasty procedure, an incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin. Mr Nigel Horlock then repositions the chin bone, before it is secured into place with metal plates and screws if required. By making the incision through the inside of the mouth or under the chin, there should be no visible scarring.
The method required will depend upon the cosmetic issues presented. Mr Horlock will run through your options and determine which procedure is best suited to your requirements. It is also worth noting that chin surgery is often carried out alongside rhinoplasty surgery to maximise results and improve facial balance.