Our jaw structure, which is one of the important aesthetic units of our face, is sometimes not noticeable but is a very distinctive aesthetic detail when the profile image is considered. A small or large chin, protruding or very back, jaw curvature or asymmetrical posture can be one of the important aesthetic problems in our face. Whatever the problem with jaw aesthetics is, the solution and operation plan is prepared for the problem.
What Is Chin Aesthetics Surgery Performed For?
If the chin is small and behind; The most common problem encountered in chin aesthetics is the back and slightly small chin. Surgical or non-surgical solutions can be recommended to eliminate this problem. The required method should be determined by the specialist. If the chin is too far behind, the bone structure of the jaw can be cut forward (Genioplasty), and the under-chin can be surgically removed and extended.
If the chin is prominent and larger than normal; On the contrary, if the chin is ahead and longer, the chin should be pulled back. If the chin tip is long and large, rasping or pulling back the chin is applied. This procedure is quite complicated, requires a long recovery period, and takes time to affect the nutrition of the patient.
If the jaw sides are unclear or too pronounced; If the jaw sides of the patient are very vague and silent, the jaw edges and jaw corners are usually clarified with an implant through the mouth. On the contrary, if the patient’s jaw is very prominent and protruding, the protruding areas are reduced to a certain extent.
If there is an asymmetrical situation in the jaw; Surgical intervention may also be required in developmental jaw asymmetries. Surgical intervention is performed with the addition and reduction plans in the asymmetric jaws with one wide side and the other narrow.
The most important criterion to be evaluated in all these applications is the patient’s dental relationship. The ideal balance of the relationship between the upper and lower teeth, called occlusion, should be maintained, and if this balance is out of order, it should be corrected. All of the applications are shaped according to the specific problems and needs of the patient.
In surgeries demanded with aesthetic needs, possible treatment methods are definitely reviewed without surgical intervention. As mentioned, surgical intervention on the chin, which is a very sensitive structure, will require a long and laborious recovery period. In cases where surgical intervention is the only solution, how to intervene in the problem is planned in detail before the operation, taking into account the balance of occlusion.
In Which Situation And To Whom Can Chin Aesthetic Surgery Be Applied?
If there is a health problem, surgical intervention is performed on the jaw without any restrictions. Apart from this, this intervention cannot be applied to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Developing children and young people can be intervened with the evaluation of a specialist. Although surgical intervention is not recommended for children and young people, sometimes permanent solutions to some aesthetic and health problems can be provided by using the renewal advantage of being in developing age.
How Long Does Maxillofacial Surgery Take?
Operations performed with general anesthesia can take between 1.5 and 3 hours depending on the nature of the surgery, whether it is for a single or double chin. After oral interventions, there will be no scars on the outside.
After the jaw surgery, the patient is kept under surveillance at the hospital for 2 to 3 days. Again, within these 2-3 days, the patient only takes liquid foods. In the future, solid foods are gradually switched to. After about 20 days, you can return to normal life.