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Chin Augmentation Sydney
Also known as genioplasty, chin augmentation surgery can reshape your chin by either enhancing or reducing the bone
Proportional harmony between the upper, middle and lower thirds of the face is a key factor in facial aesthetics. The balance between the middle third — nose and cheeks with the chin — is also of utmost importance. The appearance of a weak chin can be the result of an overly prominent nose, which can then throw out the balance between these two important areas.
Occasionally, I recommend a genioplasty to a patient having a rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimise the perceived size of the nose.
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What does the consultation involve?
I use advanced 3D computer generated imaging (not Photoshop) to try and simulate the predicted post-op result. During your consultation, we will go through your 3D image and use my simulation software to plan your operation and likely post-operative result.
I admit 3D simulation may not be 100% accurate and results may slightly vary from simulated images, but it is the most precise tool we have to predict an outcome at present. It is far more reliable than other patients' before/after photographs or using Photoshop.
What techniques are used?
Two broad categories exist for chin enhancement — operative and non-operative. The latter is achieved with temporary fillers and I use this for cases which need only a minor degree of augmentation. The operative approach is far more predictable and long lasting. This can be achieved with an implant or by means of a surgical procedure called a sliding genioplasty. In a sliding genioplasty, the tip of the chin bone is cut and moved into a more proportionate position. It is then secured in place with plates and screws. Should the permanency of a sliding genioplasty be a concern for you, then I would use an implant to augment the projection of your chin. Both procedures can be performed with an incision on the inside of the mouth, or on the outside just below the chin in a well concealed area.
How long does it take to recover from a chin augmentation?
A genioplasty is performed under general anaesthetic as a day case. Patients usually take one to two weeks off work, during which time a special pressure garment is worn to support the new shape.
How much does chin augmentation surgery cost?
Costs associated with a chin augmentation vary between $7000-$9000 depending on a number of factors:
- Anaesthetist's fee
- Private hospital or day surgical facility fees
- Need for post-operative garments
- Implant costs
- Surgical assistant's fee
- Need for other facial plastic surgical procedures, such as eyelid rejuvenation, facelift, neck lift, brow lift or rhinoplasty.
After our consultation my staff will give you an itemised account of the total cost.
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