Genioplasty Surgery or Cosmetic Surgery focuses on repositioning and reshaping the chin to get your facial features aligned well.
Your chin has a deep impact on how you look, and if not positioned well is often a source of embarrassment. So genioplasty surgery is done to correct those deformities and enhance the overall facial structure. It can be both surgical and non-surgical depending on the requirements and is performed by plastic or maxillofacial surgeons. Fat or fillers are used in the non-surgical procedure to augmenting your facial contours.
Genioplasty surgery in India has improved drastically with more people inclining towards medical help to embellish their looks. Despite it being a simple day surgery, which does not involve a lot of things, genioplasty cost in India can go anywhere between Rs. 50000 to Rs. 100000 and more. The cost varies from patient to patient and is not usually covered by insurance as it is not a medical necessity.
The genioplasty procedure in India is quite simple and can often be performed under local anesthesia. It can be done simply by moving the chin bone forward or backward depending on the position. In some cases, the use of additional materials such as silicone implants, Polyethylene, Polytetrafluoroethylene is done to amplify the weakened chins. It normally does not take more than four hours for a simple genioplasty surgery, but if the case is special, it could take more time. It can take up to a month and sometimes more for patients’ swelling to go down and for them to be able to resume their daily activities. People who go for genioplasty surgery need to be in good health to withstand the effects of anesthesia and the stress post-surgery.
One of the main types of genioplasty is ‘Sliding Genioplasty Surgery’. Sliding genioplasty or Osseous genioplasty surgery is done in extreme cases where the chin is either protruded or pushed back way too much compared to the size of the face. Retrogenia is one such medical condition where the asymmetrical nature of the face not only affects the facial harmony but also causes a disorder called sleep apnea where you are breathing frequently stops and starts during the whole night. It leads to a lot of discomforts and in such cases, patients get the surgery done for a medical reason rather than their looks.
Sliding genioplasty surgery in India is performed by using a saw to separate your chin bone from the jaw, and from there the chin bone is either added or subtracted and secured by attaching screws and metal plates for it to align well with the rest of the facial height. US FDA approved implants can also be used to place under the chin region from the inside of the mouth, so it leaves no visible scars. A strict dietary requirement needs to be followed post-surgery so as not to put a lot of strain on the wounds.
Side effects such as pain, tenderness, swelling, and redness are quite common and do not last long. The complications on the other hand include a possible infection or allergic reaction to certain implants, and numbness of the nerves. In such cases, you should get medical attention as soon as possible.
The after-effect of the surgery is immediate and lasts for a lifetime, but it usually takes more than six weeks to see it in its full glory. Genioplasty Surgery is safe when done right and in the hands of the correct professional.