Recovery after Male Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
The recovery period after male genioplasty can take up to two weeks for most patients. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after male chin surgery (genioplasty):
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
- Have a healthy and balanced diet
- Keep your body hydrated
- Sleep with your head elevated
To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.
Risks and Complications
At your private consultation, Dr Hunt will explain the risks of this procedure to ensure that you are fully aware and able to make an informed decision. The risks of genioplasty surgery may include:
- Reactions to anaesthesia
- Wound infection
- Poor healing or scarring
- Unwanted results
- Changes in sensation
- Further surgery
Real Patient Results
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.
How much does Male Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees
The costs for male chin (genioplasty) surgery in Sydney are between $5.000 and $15.000. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.
Is male chin surgery or genioplasty covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by Medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.
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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.
Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.
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Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
- Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
- Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
- Bring your GP Referral and your test results.
Should I have male chin (genioplasty) surgery?
If you feel your chin is too small or too large, chin surgery (genioplasty) could be a surgical option to address your concerns. Candidates for surgery should be in good healthy and realistic about their expectations for surgery.
In your personal consultation with Dr Hunt, he will draw on his craniofacial surgery experience to determine a suitable approach for your procedure. He’ll explain his recommended genioplasty in detail, and answer any questions.
What's involved in chin surgery for men (genioplasty)?
Dr Hunt will perform your genioplasty under a general anaesthetic, administered by an experienced member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
Dr Hunt will reshape the bone of your chin, as agreed prior to your surgery. This will be achieved by making a tiny incision in your mouth.
Dr Hunt will make a small incision in your mouth before inserting a chin implant, selected prior to your surgery.
When can I go home after male genioplasty?
Most of Dr Hunt’s chin surgery (genioplasty) patients stay in hospital overnight, although in some cases you may go home the same day as your surgery. You will be prescribed medication to manage any pain once you get home.
Will I have to return for post-operative care after male genioplasty?
You will see Dr Hunt within the week after your surgery. At this time, any sutures will be removed.
You’ll then have follow up visits to monitor your healing progress and results. These will occur at six weeks, and again at three, six and 12 months.
How long will I be off work after male chin surgery (genioplasty)?
You will need to allow at least 7 to 10 days off work to recover. Strenuous jobs may necessitate more time off.
When can I resume my normal activities after chin genioplasty surgery?
When you get home from hospital, you will need to rest in bed with your head elevated for the first day, and limit your movements to around the house for the next two or three days. Dr Hunt also recommends eating lightly during this time. However, you will be able to resume all other activities as soon as you feel comfortable.
When will I see the end result of male chin surgery (genioplasty)?
You might notice a change in the appearance of your chin after your bandages are removed. However, it will take around six weeks to see the full results, after the swelling subsides.
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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.