“What Is Chin Surgery?”

When the front chin is retruded, small, or wide your facial contour may not seem well-defined and balanced. This feature emphasizes the protrusion of the mouth, unconsciously giving an upset or imbalanced impression. Depending on the patient condition, chin surgery or non-incision filler may be applicable to achieve a sophisticated chin line. The chin surgery has various surgery methods such as T-cut, genioplasty, chin implant and chin fat graft insertion.

Operation Information

  • Surgery Time:     ~60 Minutes
  • Anesthesia Type:     IV sedation or General Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization:     None-1 Day
  • Stitch Removal:     Depends on the condition
  • Recovery Time:     7 Days

Chin Surgery Method

CASE 01 : T-Cut Chin Surgery
Chin Surgery Method - T-Cut Chin Surgery – Step 1

STEP  01Incise the partial part of front chin avoiding the nerve line. (red dotted line)
Chin Surgery Method - T-Cut Chin Surgery – Step 2

STEP  02Remove the partial amount of bone in the center and re-shape the front chin in V-line.
Chin Surgery Method - T-Cut Chin Surgery – Step 3

STEP  03After fixing the left and right side bones, remove the excess bone.
CASE 02 : Genioplasty
Chin Surgery Method – Genioplasty – Step 1

STEP  01Make the incision line inside the mouth.
Chin Surgery Method – Genioplasty – Step 2

STEP  02the incision line at the end of the chin bone.
Chin Surgery Method – Genioplasty – Step 3

STEP  03Find the ideal location for the chin line and fix it together.
CASE 03 : Chin Implant or Chin Fat Graft Surgery
Chin Surgery Method – Chin Implant or Chin Fat Graft Surgery – Step 1

Silicone InsertionCreate a small incision in the mouth mucous membrane and insert a silicone implant for the ideal chin angle.
Chin Surgery Method – Chin Implant or Chin Fat Graft Surgery – Step 2

Chin Fat GraftHarvest autologous fat tissues from thighs, hip, and stomach and insert fat tissues into the front chin.

Comparisons on Different Surgery Methods

Genioplasty & T-cut Chin Surgery Chin Implant Chin Fat Graft
When chin lengthening or forwarding are necessary, genioplasty or T-cut chin surgery allows a flexible design without using the foreign implant. Chin surgery using foreign implants allows a quick surgery (30 minutes) and a fast recovery. The chin implant can be removed when unsatisfied. When chin retrusion is not severe, autologous fat graft is a moderate alternative. Although the result is not dramatic, using the autologous fat tissues is a simple way to enhance the chin.

Ideal Candidates for Chin Surgery

01    People who have a double chin because of the short length of chin

02    People who have a short and dull chin

03    People who want a sophisticated chin line

04    People who want to improve a small chin and a protruded mouth

05    People who want to improve the long face

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