A weak or misshapen chin can be a source of grief for those struggling with these issues. The good news is that a simple chin reshaping can provide a tremendous benefit without requiring excessive downtime afterward. Dr. Bailey can perform this and other facial reshaping procedures in our Newport Beach. We welcome you to schedule your consultation today if you want to learn more.
Candidates for Chin Reshaping
If your chin is too small, too prominent, or the shape is uneven, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Often, a stronger chin complements a reshaped nose, making this procedure an excellent accompaniment to a rhinoplasty. They can be scheduled and performed at the same time if you are interested in both.
Chin Reshaping Procedure
In the past, the chin could only be reshaped by placing a piece of silicone or other foreign material underneath the skin, immediately in front of the bony prominence. Minor degrees of deformity can still be corrected this way, However, over time, the implant may wear away the bone, and infections can occur years later. Today, most patients will have a better result with repositioning the bone of the chin relative to the rest of the jaw bone.
The surgery is usually performed through an incision on the inside of the lower lip. It can be performed either under local or general anesthesia. You will be able to go home the same day. During the procedure, the bone of the chin is fixed in the new position with tiny titanium plates and screws. Because some neck muscles are attached to the chin, this also tightens and lifts the neck. The chin can also be reduced by simply removing excess bone.
After this surgery, you may experience bruising on the chin or neck for 2-3 weeks. The immediate area of the chin and lower lip is often numb for 2-3 months afterward due to nerve stretching during surgery. A soft diet is generally needed for about a week after surgery while the incision inside the mouth heals. A new chin can dramatically improve the strength or beauty of the face. When the chin is moved forward, you will also notice an improvement in your neckline.
Schedule Chin Reshaping in Orange County, CA
Improving the appearance of your chin can be done with a simple surgical procedure. Dr. Bailey can perform a chin reshaping surgery in Newport Beach. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.