A well-defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins with the same discerning eye, having a “weak chin” is certainly not an asset. It is common for the Dr. Sule to recommend chin surgery in addition to nose surgery when he sees that chin augmentation is necessary to achieve facial balance and harmony. Fortunately, this is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make a major difference.
Is Chin Surgery For You?
Making The Decision For Chin Surgery
During the consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly examine your chin and jaw to pinpoint problems. In some instances, Dr. Sule will suggest chin surgery as a supplement to rhinoplasty because a small chin can make the nose appear larger. Dr. Sule will weigh other factors that could influence the outcome of surgery such as age, skin type, and attitudes toward surgery. The surgical procedure will be described in detail along with reasonable projections. If you opt for surgery, Dr. Sule will describe the technique indicated, the type of anesthesia to be used, the surgical facility, any additional surgery, and risks and costs.
Understanding the Surgery
In chin reduction surgery, incisions are made either in the mouth or under the chin. The surgeon sculpts the bone to a more pleasing size. For orthognathic surgery, Dr. Sule will make an incision inside the mouth and reposition the facial bones. The procedure, depending on the extent of the work, takes from less than an hour to approximately three hours.
What To Expect After The Surgery
Your Next Step
If you have any questions about Chin surgery, please call our office at (972) 960-2950 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Sule.