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Chin Surgery The Woodlands

Chin surgery celebrates each individual’s unique profile by augmenting or reshaping a chin that is out of proportion. If your chin is relatively small or large, you may be a candidate for chin surgery with Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill.

If You’re Considering Chin Surgery

Chin surgery is a popular procedure that can increase the projection of the chin to help balance out your facial features. Everyone’s face varies, but for each person, the chin should be prominent, but still in proportion with the nose and the forehead.

Chin surgery is ideal for individuals who suffer from microgenia, inadequate chin bone structure or a chin that is relatively small on the face. The surgery usually involves the surgical insertion of a type of alloplastic implant to add projection to your chin.

The best candidates for chin surgery have:

  • Good health
  • Unbalanced chin size/proportion
  • Realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery

If you have severe microgenia or misaligned teeth, you may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure.

What to Expect in Surgery

If you are to undergo chin surgery, Dr. Gill will have you prepare several days prior by either using a topical antibacterial cleanser on your face or using a mouthwash, depending on whether he will make incisions inside or outside your mouth through which to insert the implant.

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Once you have been given an appropriate anesthetic and are sedated, Dr. Gill will make the chosen incision and create a pocket there for the implant, which may be silicone rubber, Goretex, or acrylic, among other types of approved facial implants. Your plastic surgeon will then place the implant in front of your jawbone, close the incision with sutures and cover it with a dressing and surgical tape.

Recovering from Chin Surgery

After your chin surgery, you will be on a soft diet and must resist touching your chin. Good oral hygiene is paramount and you will need to clean your mouth regularly with mouthwash. You should keep your head elevated during this time. Any pain you experience may be managed with medication.

Chin Surgery in Houston

For more information about chin surgery in The Woodlands, contact Gill Plastic Surgery at our Houston Plastic Surgery office or call 281-853-5308 to schedule a consultation.