Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) Before And After Photos
Having performed genioplasty (chin surgery) on many patients throughout his 20-year career, Dr Jeremy Hunt understands the impact that a new chin can have on your appearance.
Browse a sample of Dr Jeremy Hunt’s chin surgery (genioplasty) results in the before and after gallery below.
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Chin augmentation (genioplasty) is surgery to reshape or enhance the size of the chin. It may be done either by inserting an implant or by moving or reshaping the jaw bones. Chin augmentation (genioplasty) is commonly done at the same time as a nose job (rhinoplasty) or facial liposuction.
Read also our Patient Cases Study of Chin Surgery – Advanced Genioplasty.
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Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) FAQs – Your Questions Answered About Chin Surgery
Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) Surgery FAQs
Can your body reject a chin implant?
No. Silicone is inert. This means that it does not react with any immune cells. The body cannot recognise it or attach it. There’s no immune reaction against the implant material, so your body cannot reject it.
Do chin implants move around?
A chin implant is fairly fixed in its place and should not move in any direction if implanted properly. There is always a risk when it comes to augmentation surgery, which should be discussed with your surgeon during your consultation.
How often do chin implants move?
Chin implants can in extremely rare cases move from their place without trauma. This complication is called chin implant malposition. Trauma can sometimes also cause a chin implant to move out of its place.
How do you fix a receding chin?
The best way to fix a receding chin is through genioplasty (chin augmentation surgery). Chin augmentation surgery enhances the size of your chin, makes it more prominent, and alters it in a way that’s most proportionate to your facial features.
How long after a chin implant can you smile?
Smiling after a chin implant can feel a little abnormal during the first few days of recovery. Most patients report that they don’t have any problems smiling after 1-2 weeks of the procedure.
Chin Reduction (Genioplasty) Surgery FAQs
What are other names of chin reduction surgery?
Reduction mentoplasty, reduction genioplasty, long chin reduction, chin reshaping surgery, chin trimming, and chin shaving are all names used to refer to the surgery that fixes a wide chin.
What is a V-shaped chin?
A V-shaped chin is a characteristic feminine feature of the face. It’s when the angle at which the two sides of the jaw converge (at the chin) is more acute and sharp. A broad and wide chin is considered a more masculine feature. Chin trimming contours the chin and makes it V-shaped.
How can I make my face V shape?
To make your face less round, chin and jaw “trimming” is the way to go. This surgery alters your jawline and chin, making your face look slimmer and more V-shaped.
How do I fix my chin that sticks out?
If your chin is sticking out (overly prominent chin), then the best way to address it is through chin reduction (genioplasty) surgery (chin trimming).
Why is my face so big?
Your face might look broader if you have a wide jaw and large chin. These are characteristically more masculine features. A large temple and a high hairline can also make your face wide. This is usually genetic.
How long is the recovery from chin reduction?
You need about a week after a chin reduction (genioplasty) to recover at home. During this time you can walk freely, but should avoid strenuous activities. You can resume work after that and get back to your normal routine. Swelling and bruising after a chin reduction can take 2-3 weeks to fully resolve.
Can I change the shape of my chin?
Yes. Mentoplasty or genioplasty is the name of chin reshaping surgery. This surgery can make your chin pointier, rounder, bigger, and smaller, bring it forward, or bring it backward depending on your desired outcomes.
Further reading for Chin Reduction (Genioplasty) surgery
- Reduction genioplasty for mandibular prognathism and long chin
- Chin surgery IV: the large chin–key parameters for successful chin reduction
- Importance of the chin in achieving a feminine lower face: narrowing the chin by the “mini V-line” surgery
- Chin Reshaping in Profileplasty: Augmentative and Reductive Strategies
- Chin surgery: II. Submental ostectomy and soft-tissue excision
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About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.
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Dr Maryam Seyedabadi
Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.
She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her a unique skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.
As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.