Chin Surgery Can Balance Facial Features
Procedures such as chin augmentation or genioplasty can enhance the appearance of your chin. These procedures are best for the patient whose chin is small in relation to other facial features.
At Lowe Plastic Surgery we perform chin surgery in Oklahoma City for men and women who would like to improve this important facial feature.
When to Undergo Chin Surgery in Oklahoma City
Chin surgery may be recommended if:
- The chin is small, a condition called microgenia
- It can enhance the results of rhinoplasty
Chin surgery is a great option for people interested in improving the harmony and balance of their facial features. With a chin implant, or sliding genioplasty, the doctor can enhance a weak chin and provide a more pleasing facial profile and balance.
How does chin surgery work?
Chin surgery treats a recessed chin by altering the chin’s appearance or bone structure. Chin implants are placed above the bone through an incision under the chin or in the mouth.
Sliding genioplasty surgery alters the jaw bone itself to correct the chin’s appearance. In sliding genioplasty, a section of the jaw is removed, then moved forward and attached with screws. Both procedures are performed in order to improve the facial profile or the overall harmony of facial features.
What happens after chin surgery?
After chin surgery, you may experience bruising, swelling, and temporary loss of sensation. You will need to follow your doctor’s instructions on the care of any external incisions. You may also wish to take steps to reduce scars. If you have non-dissolvable stitches, you will have a follow-up visit to have them removed. You will not be able to return to rigorous activities for several weeks after surgery.
What are the risks of chin surgery?
Risks of chin surgery include but are not limited to over-projection of the chin, under-projection of the chin, infection, and asymmetry.
Where is chin surgery performed?
Chin surgery can be performed at Integris Baptist Medical Center, a nearby outpatient surgical facility, or our Oklahoma City Surgery Center located near the office. After chin surgery, you can recover at the surgery center, in the surgical ward at Integris Baptist Medical Center, or at any number of other overnight medical facilities.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
To learn more about chin surgery in Oklahoma City, please contact plastic surgeon Dr. Lowe by calling (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. Lowe Plastic Surgery's clinical practice is located less than a mile east of Integris Baptist Medical Center at 2520 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City.