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Chin surgery, also known as genioplasty or mentoplasty, is a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure that aims to enhance the appearance and proportion of the chin. It involves reshaping the chin bone or adding implants to improve facial balance and harmony.

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Key points about chin surgery:


1. Procedure: There are different types of chin surgery, including:


   a. Chin Augmentation: Chin augmentation involves placing a chin implant to increase the size and projection of a recessed or weak chin. The implant can be made of silicone or other materials, and the procedure can be done with or without making incisions inside the mouth.


   b. Chin Reduction: Chin reduction, also known as chin shaving or reduction genioplasty, involves removing a portion of the chin bone to reduce the size of a prominent or overly projected chin.


   c. Sliding Genioplasty: In sliding genioplasty, the chin bone is surgically cut and moved forward or backward to achieve the desired projection and position.


2. Candidates: Ideal candidates for chin surgery are individuals who have concerns about the size, shape, or position of their chin and desire facial balance and symmetry. Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.


3. Customization: Chin surgery is a highly customizable procedure, and the surgical approach is tailored to each patient's unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals.


4. Combined Procedures: Chin surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), to achieve more comprehensive facial balance and harmony.


5. Recovery: The recovery period after chin surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure performed. Swelling and bruising are common and generally subside within a few weeks.


6. Results: The results of chin surgery are typically long-lasting, providing enhanced facial proportions and improved facial aesthetics.


7. Consultation: It's essential to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your facial concerns and determine the most suitable chin surgery procedure for your specific needs.


Chin surgery can significantly enhance facial aesthetics and harmony. However, it's crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in performing chin surgery to ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your facial features, discuss your concerns and goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to achieve natural-looking and satisfying results. They will also explain the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure and provide personalized guidance to help you make an informed decision.


Want to know more about   Chin Surgery    In Thailand,   Please consult     Professor Somyos Kunachak,he was trained in Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University School of Medicine as well as from several academic bodies in Europe and America. He has been practicing plastic surgery in Thailand for more than 25 years and is running a private practice alongside his career as a fulltime Educator for more than 20years.

During this period, Prof. Kunachak amassed training experiences not just in the field of Plastic Surgery, but also in Anti-Aging Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Chinese Acupuncture, Laser Medicine and Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery and while doing so, authored and published more than 30 scientific and medical researches.


Prof. Kunachak has just recently retired from the academe but his natural affinity to be an educator extends to accepting a consultancy position in his university for the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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