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chin aesthetic


One of the most popular aesthetic interventions of the last period is chin aesthetic surgery. What the patient wants in chin aesthetics should be determined very well and at the same time the jaw line should be well known. In this way, it becomes possible to obtain a satisfactory result. We can say that this operation is especially effective if the lower jaw is too large or extremely weak. When patients want a perfect proportion in the jaw line, they can easily turn their route to chin aesthetics.


The chin is the area in the lower part of our face that provides the connection between the face and the neck. It provides not only visuality, but also the opening and closing function of our mouth with the help of the joint made with the head. The chin is also aesthetically important for the facial area. Like the nose, the tip of the chin should be proportional and compatible with the other parts of the face. It is one of the important structures that make up the profile of the face.

Orthognathic surgery or jaw aesthetics is the process of eliminating this disorder by intervention on the jaws of patients who have biting and chewing problems due to a disorder in their tooth alignment.

The most important situation in aesthetic surgeries on the chin is tooth alignment-closure and whether there is a situation that concerns the entire jaw. If the tooth alignment is different, if the jaw closure is normal, only the tip of the jaw is different, and in cases where the tooth alignment and closure are defective, surgeries involving the entire jaw are performed.


We can evaluate whether people need chin aesthetics according to the following two criteria.

Problems Due to Underdeveloped Jaw ;

  • Back of the chin.

  • Insufficient chin height.

  • Asymmetric underdevelopment of one side of the chin.

Problems Due to Overdeveloped Jaw ;

  • An overgrowth of the tip of the chin.

  • Excessive downward growth of the chin.

  • Asymmetric overgrowth of one side of the chin.

First of all, you need to wait until you are at least 20 years old to turn your route to chin plastic surgery. It is not recommended to perform this operation before the age of 20. However, for the chin tip aesthetic operation, the person should not have a health problem that prevents the surgery.

This surgery cannot be performed during pregnancy and lactation. Finally, it should be noted that this surgery is not suitable for those who have health problems related to blood coagulation.

Provided that they comply with the above criteria, anyone who wishes can benefit from plastic surgery on the jawbone and have a more harmonious chin appearance with their face. We can state that it is the most ideal aesthetic intervention for those who have a very small jaw structure or those who have a jaw structure that seems to be adjacent to the neck.

Of course, those who want to remove small sharp points or deformities at the chin tip can easily have chin aesthetics. Because you can talk to your doctor and voice your complaints. In this way, you can get more information from your doctor about whether you are a suitable candidate for jaw aesthetics.


Aesthetic jaw surgeries are divided into two types according to whether the patient has biting and chewing problems.

  • Orthodontic treatment (wire treatment)

  • Orthognathic surgery (shifting the jaw bones)

In patients who are referred to orthodontic treatment (braces treatment) by dentists but have severe biting and chewing problems, no response can be obtained with orthodontic treatment alone. These patients need to be treated with orthognathic surgery (the process of shifting the jaw bones). These surgeries are more comprehensive, have a longer recovery period, require working as a team with dentists and orthodontists compared to jaw surgeries performed only for aesthetic reasons, but the results are quite satisfactory.

Patients who have no problems with biting or chewing can be operated for aesthetic purposes because their jaws negatively affect the facial harmony. These surgeries, on the other hand, are relatively simple and have shorter recovery periods. The duration of the operation takes approximately 15-20 minutes and there are no problems with eating in the postoperative period.


In cases where the jaw tip is large and forward, the preferred method is to cut the jaw bones back and upwards by surgical intervention or to file the jaw tip.

Since the aim is to achieve a complete harmony, if the intervention is not in harmony with the facial features and nose structure of the person, the desired effect will not be achieved. For this reason, meeting with your doctor while undergoing this operation and having other interventions, if necessary, will provide a much more effective result. Let's talk about some important points about the process and the issues that need attention. 

  • Chin tip surgery takes about 1-2 hours and general anesthesia is applied.

  • After the procedure, swelling and bruising may appear in the area. However, this is a completely temporary situation.

  • Your doctor will provide pain relief medication support to keep the pain and pain sensation at a minimum level after the surgery.

  • After the procedure, the person should rest for 1 week and try not to get hit as much as possible. At the end of this period, he can easily return to his work and social life.

  • No solid food is consumed for a few days after the surgery. For this reason, there is fluid consumption.

One of the aesthetic interventions for the chin tip is the use of prosthetic screws or advancement of the bone in order to lengthen the short chin structure. In such cases, the prosthetic screws used do not cause any harm and can be used easily for a lifetime. In addition, chin filling is another option for this procedure. The right thing to do in order to determine the surgical intervention that needs to be done on your chin and to choose the right option is to talk to a good specialist and make a decision.


Is There Any Scar After Jaw Aesthetics?

During the surgery, an incision can be made inside the mouth or under the chin. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages. The most important advantage of the intraoral incision is that there is no scar after the operation, and the disadvantage is that it can sometimes cause some numbness in the lower lips. The advantages of the incision made from the wrinkle under the chin is that it does not cause loss of sensation on the lips, but some traces may remain at the incision site, depending on personal characteristics.

What are the negative effects of my small chin on my face?

The nose of patients with a smaller chin compared to their face is perceived as even larger than they are. No matter how small the noses of these patients are surgically reduced, they can still be perceived as large.

In some cases, aging and sagging in the neck area can develop faster than their peers, since the person's chin is smaller than it should be.

In patients who have biting problems due to their crooked jaw structure, many oral and general health problems such as sleeping with their mouth open at night, dry mouth, bad breath, and gum diseases may occur.

Aesthetic jaw surgery aims to eliminate all of the problems outlined above, whether it is performed for functional concerns such as incorrect bite or just for aesthetic reasons.

What is Non-Surgical Chin Aesthetics?

Some people who complain that the chin area is too small are not willing to undergo surgery. Sometimes due to health problems, surgical intervention may cause various inconveniences. In such cases, non-surgical methods come into play.

Chin augmentation aesthetics with filling is one of these methods. In this aesthetic intervention, filling materials that have been used for a long time come into play. Filling materials applied to the chin area by injection method come to the rescue of those who want a larger chin appearance.

However, there is an important point to be considered in this process. It is also that the chin filler is not permanent. The appearance obtained with the surgery is permanent and the surgical intervention does not need to be repeated unless the patient complains.

However, the result of the process performed using the filling material disappears after a while. The filling material is spontaneously melted by the body and the chin area regains its pre-procedural appearance.

We can say that the process takes about 15 minutes. The duration of these fillings varies from person to person. We can state that it usually offers a permanence period of 12 to 18 months. However, there is no need to wait at the end of this period.

The filling process can be done again, and thus the chin area can gain a wider or larger appearance. Both women and men can benefit from chin filling.

Do Implants Used Have Any Harm or Side Effects to the Body?

The implants used at the chin tip have no known side effects against the body. However, since it is a foreign material placed in the body from the outside, the reaction of the person's body to this substance differs from person to person.

What is the Lifespan of the Implants Used?

Implants placed on the chin do not need to be replaced if no reaction occurs by the body and the person does not request removal.

Is Chin Aesthetics a Painful Procedure?

The procedure can be performed with local or general anesthesia according to the request of the person. In the procedures performed with general anesthesia, the person does not feel any pain. In the procedures performed under local anesthesia, only the thin needles used during the local application are felt to some extent, and there is no pain during the procedure.

What should I pay attention to after the operation?

It is aimed to overcome the recovery period after chin aesthetic surgery without any problems. In this context, it would be beneficial to consider the doctor's recommendations and warnings. We can list the questions about the process after jaw surgery as follows:

  • After jaw surgery, the patient may need to rest in the clinical setting for 1 day.

  • Afterwards, the discharge procedures are performed and the patient is asked to rest for a while at home.

  • Patients should be fed with liquid foods for several days.

  • The transition to solid foods should be done gradually.

  • Recovery time may vary depending on the structure of the jaw and the intervention applied.

  • Usually, the completion of the healing in the jaw structure is completed in 3 weeks to 4 weeks.

  • It is possible for patients to return to their daily life after one week.

  • There is no difficulty in the mouth movements of the patients after the operation.

  • Surgery performed as a chin aesthetic does not prevent patients from speaking

  • Medication may be required for a while after surgery due to the risk of infection.

  • It is extremely important to pay attention to hygiene conditions

  • For a few days after the surgery, movements that force the body should be avoided.

  • After the operation, the patient may need to go to the control several times in order to control the lower and upper jaws.

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