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Protruding Chin Correction

Protruding Chin, Key Factor for Overly Large Face
Transform to a Baby Face with Smooth Facial Features
  • Procedure Period
    3 to 5 hours

  • Anesthesia
    General Anesthesia

  • Hospitalization Period
    1 to 3 days

  • Suture Removal
    After 14 days

  • Post Treatment
    Up to two

  • Recovery Period
    1 week for daily activities

What is protruding chin correction?

The Protruding chin refers to the chin condition when the lower jaw is bigger or sticks out farther than the upper jaw. In most cases, the protruding chin occurs with malocclusion (poor bite) which can lead to discomfort when chewing or biting, digestive disorders and others. Moreover, patients may psychologically suffer from appearance related problems caused by the protruding chin.

Youthful Face with Properly Aligned Bites Protruding Chin Reduction

Two Types of Protruding Chin
The terms that a patient often uses to describe his/her condition are often different from the terms used by medical practitioners.
For non-medical practitioners, the protruding chin may refer to every case in which the lower jaw is protruded. However, plastic surgeons must distinguish whether the protruding chin is due to mandibular prognathism (a protruding lower jaw) or macrogenia (large protruded chin) because the surgery plan for both conditions is totally different.
There are two types of protruding chin correction surgeries which are a simple chin tip surgery and mandibular prognathism surgery. In case of mandibular prognathism surgery, BSSRO (Bilateral Sagital Split Ramus Osteotomy) surgical method is used.
These two types of surgeries are significantly different. Patients must fully understand their medical condition and know that which type of surgery is suitable for them. Therefore, it is important that patients must meet plastic surgeons who can clearly explain the surgical plan including preparatory procedure, recovery period, post-surgical treatment, and orthodontic treatment.

Special Features of Protruding Chin Correction

 

Orthodontic Treatment Prior to the Surgery

Through a thorough medical examination of the facial bone, Banobagi gets a detail view of patients’ facial bone conditions and their dental occlusion. When it is found that the patient has prognathism, the protruding chin correction surgery plan should be devised along with the orthodontic treatment plan.
When the patient has decided to receive two-jaw surgery, the patient should receive the orthodontic treatment for a few weeks or a few months as a preparatory procedure.
Since the orthodontic treatment for the two-jaw surgery is completely different from the general orthodontic treatment, the patient should have a proper understanding about the treatment to reduce any confusion.

 

Two-Jaw Surgery(BSSRO)

Normally, it takes around 3 to 5 hours for two-jaw surgery, depending on whether the surgery is done only on one jaw or two jaws, and it requires 1 to 3 days for the hospitalization.

 

Orthodontic Treatment after the Surgery

After the surgery, a radiograph will be taken again to see an outcome of the surgery. Also, an orthodontist will give a thorough medical examination to ensure whether the teeth are aligned in the intended position. The orthodontic treatment after surgery may take a few weeks or months.

Before & After

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