If your chin is too large or too small, it can affect all of your facial features.
Chin surgery (genioplasty) can reduce or increase the size of your chin, or reposition it to help balance your profile. As a Craniofacial Surgeon, Dr Hunt has the perfect skills to allow him to assess the proportion of your face and tailor a procedure that is best suited to you.
Face lift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is the ideal solution for women who want to look closer to the age that they feel. By tightening skin that has lost its natural elasticity, your face will be left fresh, awake, dramatically rejuvenated – and dramatically younger.
The best way to avoid an unnatural facelift result is to ask your surgeon to share photos of what they consider a great result (preferably their own work). If these results match your own aesthetic and desired results, you can feel much more secure that you’ll both reach for the same outcome.
Book your one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss turning back that horrid clock as effectively (and subtly!) as possible.
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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Is it for me?
A chin surgery is a highly personalised procedure and the outcome will be different for everyone. That is why before you make any decisions you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your needs and goals for the surgery.During this consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health as well as your face, including the skin, muscle, fat, and underlying bone. He will explain the factors that can influence the outcome of your surgery, and photographs will be taken for your medical record.
After the consultation, a quote will be prepared that will include your surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees.
Chin surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in an accredited hospital, so you are assured of the best care.Chin surgery involves either placing an implant or reshaping the bone of the chin. Scarring is minimal as the incision is usually made inside your mouth.
Post-operatively a special bandage is placed around your jaw and chin.
When can I go home?
You will usually stay in hospital overnight, although in some cases you may go home on the same day. When you get home you should rest in bed with your head elevated for the first day, and then limit your movements to around the house for the next 2 or 3 days. Moving about too much may cause bleeding, and will also increase your pain.You will experience some swelling for a few days after surgery.
When you are discharged you will be given a prescription for pain medication, which will minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.
Eat lightly for the first few days after surgery and then resume your normal diet.
Make sure you get plenty of fluids.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
How long will I be off work?
You should plan on taking 7 to 10 days off work.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You should plan on minimal activity for at least 48 hours after surgery.You should resume your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.
When will I see the end result?
After your dressings have been removed you will immediately notice a change in the shape or size of your new chin. The full effect will be clear in approximately 6 weeks.