Banobagi Consultation Center
The Start of an Ideal Proportioned Face
Procedure Period 4~5 hour
Anesthesia General Anesthesia
Hospitalization Period 3 to 4 days
Suture Removal After 14 days
Post Treatment Up to two
Recovery Period 1 week for daily activities
When the upper jaw is excessively developed, there is a possibility that the low jaw is relatively underdeveloped, in turn creating a small chin. If there is no evidence of malocclusion, a small chin tip can be corrected with the chin tip surgery. However, if a patient suffers from malocclusion as well, the two-jaw surgery and orthodontic treatment are required. Banobagi Hospital will give you an impressive face line without a small chin.
It is a surgical procedure to correct the small chin tip when your bite is properly aligned. A surgeon cuts the chin tip then moves the lower portion of separated bone forward and wires in position. By grafting the patient’s bone, it is possible to add more volume to the chip tip and correct it in a good position.
This procedure can be performed without the use of artificial implant material and it is also effective in creating a beautiful neck line while significantly adjusting the position of the chin tip.
There are various types of materials for chin implant and the most common materials are Gore-Tex and silicone. The implant material is used based on patient’s bone shape.
Chin implant is a relatively simple procedure that can be completed within 30 minutes. One or two small incisions (approximately 1 cm length) are made to insert an implant material.
Corrective surgery for mandibular micrognathia requires the correction of both upper jaw and lower jaw.
It is not only the chin tip advancement but the entire chin need to be moved forward. Therefore, a surgery plan should be made in cooperation with orthodontic treatment plan.
With a thorough examination of the facial contour, a surgeon will decide the surgical correction of micrognathia in consideration of patient’s bite and chin conditions.
After a completion of orthodontic treatment, a surgical procedure will be started. An entire procedure is performed inside of the mouth and the operation time is approximately 90 minutes for an uncomplicated case. The surgeon moves the lower chin fragment forward with secure fixation.
The hospitalization is one day and rubber bands are used for the inter-maxillary fixation for one to four weeks.
After a completion of a surgical procedure, the patient’s condition will be analyzed using detailed pictures and the orthodontic treatment will be executed for several weeks or months to prevent the recurrence.