Short Chin Surgery?
The face looks short and the lips relatively seem protruded if the chin is receded and not long enough. You also seem more common, weak, and unsophisticated as the boundary between the neck and chinline becomes undefined. This can be a disadvantage in personal relations or social life as well as appearance.
There are two types of short chin surgery (short chin surgery with bone and short chin surgery with an implant). One of them is chosen depending on each patient's symptom to create the beautiful facial contour by correcting both the shape and size of the scanty lower jaw as well as the short chin with one surgery. In addition, the hidden chinline and neckline can become defined.
Main Points of Short Chin Surgery
First, Finding Appropriate Angle from 'Profile View’
An angle from a side view is the most important thing in short chin surgery. An angle among the tip of the nose, lips, and chin from a side view, a 'Profile view's angle, is a main point. The higher the angle is, the shorter and more receded the chin is, which makes you look weak. On the contrary, the lower the angle is, the flatter the face is, which makes you look old. Drawing the line connecting the tips of nose and chin, if your lips just touches the line or is in place 2 to 3 mm beyond the line, that’s the ideal. Dream Plastic Surgery's short chin surgery creates the best angle that suits each individual, and provides a beautiful Profile View.
Second, Beautiful Neckline Starting from Chin
A scanty chin's line from the chin to neckline can seem undefined and dull. Just adjusting the angle of the chin can make the line between the chinline and neck look natural and defined (a beautiful chinline).
Notices Before Short Chin Surgery
Short Chin Surgery is one of the simplest surgeries among all Facial Contouring surgeries. But making a good result is never simple. The chin is that important in facial impression.
The biggest difference between Short Chin Surgery with Bone and Short Chin Surgery with Implant is in which direction the lower lip is to be shifted. The osteotomy with the bone is to shift the lip to the appropriate position above and the osteotomy with an implant is to pull it downwardly.
This surgery corrects a short chin by shifting his/her own bone. The receded chinbone is incided and shifted forward to make the short chin look more natural. The chin shape becomes natural as his/her own chinbone is used. The chin muscles in the short chin are strained closing the mouth that tends to be opened by the short chin at any moment. As those become relaxed, the mouth shape also becomes smooth. The boundary of the chin becomes defined and the neckline and chinline become beautiful.
Cases Appropriate for 'Short Chin Surgery with Bone'
The protruded lips can look like the short chin although the chin is normal. If an implant is inserted into these lips, the chin looks blunter and the symptom of the mouth not being easily closed becomes worse.
If the chin is receded, it can look small despite the long face. Short chin surgery with implant is not for those with a long face as the long face can look longer. Another method is for those people.
Too Short Chin
If an implant that is to be inserted is longer than 4~5mm as the chin is too short, the chin shape can look unnatural due to the implant inserted. In this case, the short chin needs to be corrected by another method.
Soft Tissue Contracture
If you once had Soft Tissue Contracture (the soft tissue in the chin becomes hardened) after having an implant, you cannot have an implant again.
Surgery Methods Depending on Symptoms
Too Receded Chin
If the chin is too receded, the two-level advancement surgery (with two-level osteotomy lines) can be performed, so that the chin can be shifted more, and the chin and mouth shapes can be corrected more naturally.
Long Chin + Short Chin (Receded Chin)
If the chin is receded, it can look small although it is long. The vertical length of this type of chin needs to be shortened and it needs to be shifted forward to create a balanced face length and profile.
This is a situation where a malocclusion exists and the boundary between the neck and chinline is undefined as the entire lower jaw as well as the chin are small and receded. As the square jaw surgery is often also performed, the overall facial contour and look can be improved by transplanting the bone incided in the square jaw surgery and increasing the size and length of the chin with the consideration of the small lower jaw proportion.
if your chin is not too short and you want it to be corrected simply its size and position can be adjusted by implant insertion (not inciding bones) with the consideration of the ratio. Dream Plastic Surgery creates the natural-looking chin in shape and ratio using a 'soft silicon‘ (an enhanced version of the existing silicon, puts the least strain on the bones, and can create a smooth line). As the mucous membrane inside the mouth is incided, there are no surgical scars and operation time is short (hospitalization is unnecessary).
Patients for Short Chin Surgery with Implant
Those with Not Too Short Chin
When you want your chin to be simply corrected as it is not too short, its size can increase and the ratio can be adjusted by inserting an implant into it after inciding the inner part of the mouth.
What implant is used?
“Soft silicon', an enhanced implant material, is soft compared to the existing 'hard silicon’. The after a surgery chin looks natural and you cannot feel the difference. Above all, as less strain is applied on the bones, recovery is fast, fewer side effects, and post-surgical satisfaction is high.