Chin Surgery And After Care

The chin is a prominent part of the face and contributes significantly to the overall impression. A receding or overly protruding chin or a bottom face that is too long or too short can create an ugly profile and distort proportions. With the correction of the chin area (in professional circles, also called chin plastic or genioplasty), major changes can be achieved, which results in an overall very natural appearance. The chin can be corrected by bony changes, chin implants, and correction of skeletal malocclusions. The focus is initially on your wish and specialist medical analysis to clarify the causes of the problem in the chin area. For example, in a few cases, a skeletal malocclusion of the jaw is the cause of the chin problem, and its correction is the most effective measure for an optimal aesthetic result in the chin area.

If there is an isolated chin problem, the operation can usually be carried out in a biologically stable and aesthetically pleasing manner without using foreign materials by remodeling the patient’s bone. In some instances, and if a minimally invasive procedure is desired, the use of chin implants is also an option. We will work this out together with you in a conversation based on the facial analysis and your wishes.

Preparation

It is advisable not to take any anticoagulant medication in the last 7 days before the operation. If this is necessary for you for medical reasons, please contact your doctor – he will find a solution. Diet and medication can affect blood clotting and anesthesia. In particular, we ask, if possible, to avoid painkillers, ginkgo preparations, vitamin preparations, and grapefruit juice in the days before the operation. If necessary, talk to your doctor about it. A small blood count, a coagulation analysis, and an ECG by your family doctor are recommended before an operation.

Aftercare

For after chin surgery care (การ ดูแล หลัง เสริม คาง แผล นอก which is the term in Thai) the first few days, you will receive an elastic chin bandage and plaster bandage to model the soft parts of the chin according to the new chin. In the first few days, the chin area may be swollen. Cooling brings about a significant improvement here. We recommend cooling with ice in a cloth bag or damp cloths starting after the operation. Wounds in the mouth can be treated with disinfectant rinses, for example, based on chlorhexidine. If necessary, we will prescribe this for you. Soft foods may be recommended to prevent mouth discomfort and promote healing. Avoid heavy physical activity, sauna, and solarium in the post-op phase. Elevating the head of the bed can help reduce swelling.