Chin augmentation using a prosthesis is the most commonly performed form. Especially if you have a relatively short chin or if your chin almost merges into the neck, enlargement with an implant gives a nice and subtle result.
- Enlargement or reduction of your chin
- Chin correction performed by plastic surgeons with NVEPC-quality mark
- Both male and female surgeons
- Your first consultation within two weeks
- We have performed over 1,000 chin corrections
Results chin correction
The ultimate result of the chin correction will only be visible after a month when the swelling has gone down completely.
To make your chin larger, we make a small incision under your chin. Via this location, we can then position the implant. When the implant is in the right place, the surgeon will close the wound with a special stitching technique which was developed to ensure minimum scarring. We then cover your chin with a plaster bandage.
Another option is to insert the implant via the inside of the mouth. With this method, the surgeon will make an incision at the level of the jaw, between the upper lip and lower teeth. An advantage of this method is that there will be no visible scars, but there is a bigger risk of infections.
The first consultation
During the first consultation with your plastic surgeon you will discuss everything that has to do with the chin correction. You discuss which method works for you, what result you can expect, what the possible risks are and everything about the best aftercare.
A chin correction permanently changes your facial profile. It is therefore important that you discuss your expectations of the result with the plastic surgeon prior to the procedure. He or she can determine whether the technical possibilities of the correction correspond to your expectations.
The surgeon will also check whether you are eligible for a chin correction. In some cases, a rhinoplasty gives a better result or it is better to undergo a neck liposculpture. Is a chin correction the best solution for you? Then you and the surgeon determine the size of the implant.
After the surgery
In the first week, the treatment area is blue and swollen. In most cases, the bruising will disappear quickly, but the swelling will still be visible for several weeks. Your chin is therefore about four weeks thicker than normal.
The treatment area swells due to bruising and exudate
You should leave the bandage on until the check-up appointment
You come to our clinic for a check-up and removal of the stitches
You may perform light physical work
Eating, drinking and brushing your teeth will be more difficult if the implant is placed inside your mouth
The swelling will disappear
You can start working out carefully again
Meet one of our plastic surgeons during the intake consultation. Our experienced and specialised surgeons are here for you before and after the surgery.
A chin correction is not covered by the health insurer as it is an aesthetic procedure. The costs for the correction depend on the type of surgery we have to carry out. Below you will find an indication of the costs. Your consultant can give you an exact price If you require a complete overview of the treatment costs.
|Chin correction incl. chin prosthesis||€ 3.500,-|
Risks and Complications
Like any surgery, a chin correction also has risks and complications. The general risks such as a negative reaction to anesthesia and plasters are possible with every procedure. Some possible complications that can occur include:
- Wound that is not healing as it should
- Implant shift
- Capsular contraction around the implant
- Prolonged numb feeling in the lip
- Weakened muscle around the mouth