Otherwise known as chin enhancement surgery, a genioplasty procedure typically involves inserting a sculpted piece of material into the chin and subsequently moulding the chin bone to increase the size and improve the definition of your chin and jawline. The end result brings better balance to the overall facial features, lifts a recessed/weak chin, gives the jaw more definition while reducing the appearance of a double chin.
Chin or jaw implants are usually made of silicone, but some surgeons may use Gore-Tex, Teflon or even biological materials depending on the suitability for each individual client. The entire procedure may be customised to give you the best results, and is relatively quick to perform.
You can expect to see final results about three months after the surgery, where a fuller chin creates the appearance of an attractive V-shape facial feature.
After the procedure, most patients require about a week of downtime before returning to work. Patients are advised to wait up to 3-4 weeks before returning to strenuous activities or vigorous exercise. Final results will appear about three months post-surgery, once the swelling has gone down.