What is chin surgery
Chin surgery is an operation aimed at improving the appearance of the chin. It is performed either to increase or decrease the chin, depending on whether there is a problem of prognathism or hypoplasia of the chin. Chin surgery can give a better harmony in the face and it is often combined with rhinoplasty.
The surgery lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the problem. The incision is made through the mouth so there are no external incisions. It is usually performed under local anesthesia.
After the surgery, a special bandage is placed for 48 hours and there is usually a slight discomfort that resolves with painkillers. The stitches in the mouth are removed after 6-7 days. During this time the patients should eat soft foods. You can return to your normal activities one week after surgery.