It is noted that for the surgery, the candidates should be at least 20 years old, when the chin is fully developed.
Chin surgery can be carried out through various procedures as follows:
• Advancement Genioplasty (moving the chin forward)
• Pushback (moving the chin backward)
• Side-to-side (which can help with asymmetrical chins)
• vertical changes, such as making the chin longer or shorter
The procedure will vary depending on the type of the surgery, that is whether it is chin reduction or augmentation, but generally, the bone within the chin will be broken in a controlled way, so that it can slide forwards or backwards to be repositioned and fixed into the desired place.
It has permanent results, and unlike what might be expected, it is not painful.
Types of chin reshaping surgeries
There are two common ways for carrying out genioplasty. The ways are shortly clarified below.
Osseous or sliding genioplasty
It is one of the most frequently done forms of genioplasty, since it easily adapts or can be adapted to many different functions. It can therefore be used to augment or reduce the size of the chin. In this method, the bone of the chin is broken, and then it can slide forward and backward to augment or reduce the size of the chin, respectively. For increasing or reducing the length of the face, the bone may also be moved up or down, as well.