A beautifully contoured jaw line is the thing that has defined such famous actors as Angelina Jolie, Paul Newman, Richard Gere and Catherine Deneuve. For many centuries man has sought to define the epitomy of human perfection, which has been reflected by such artists as Michelangelo and Boticelli. Today this quest for beauty is being defined by the finest plastic surgeons in the world today. The chin shaving or bone contouring procedure offered in Thailand can give you the results you desire.
Chin shaving or bone contouring is a process where the excess bone can be shaved away to produce a more symmetrical, pleasing contour to the jaw and chin, particularly in those individuals with excessively broad faces, overly pronounced chins or heavy set jaws.
What is the length of the chin shaving or bone contouring surgery?
The entire operation should take from between 1 – 3 hours.
Who is a candidate for chin shaving or bone contouring in Thailand?
A patient who has an excessively heavy jaw or chin, an overly long, jutting chin or is unhappy with the overall appearance of this part of the face. Other candidates for this procedure include those who are undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
How is the bone contouring surgery in Thailand performed?
Usually an incision is made on the inside of the cheek or under the chin. The bones will be sculpted to a more pleasing appearance or may be repositioned to attain the desired effect. Once the surgeon is completely happy with the results of the chin shaving or bone contouring the incisions will be sutured closed.
What can a patient expect from chin shaving or bone contouring?
The patient will benefit from a softer, more contoured look to the chin and jaw. An overly prominent chin and jaw line will appear more in proportion with the other facial features.
How long does the patient need to stay in hospital?
Patients will be required to spend one day in the hospital after the surgery.
Are there any noticeable scars after the treatment?
The scars should be nearly invisible as they are made either inside the mouth or under the chin, but they will fade gradually over time.
What type of Anaesthesia will be used?
Patients will be put under general anaesthetic, meaning that they will be asleep during the surgery.
Frequently asked questions:
How long will the results last?
The results are permanent.
What are the possible side effects and risks involved?
Chin shaving and bone contouring in Thailand does involve some risks, which include bleeding, swelling, infection and an asymmetrical appearance after surgery.
Will there be pain?
There will be pain and a feeling of stiffness or tightness after the surgery. The patient will need to follow a liquid and soft food diet for about a week after the procedure but the worst of the pain can be controlled with analgesics.
When can the patient resume normal activities?
For the first two weeks the patient is advised to rest but after six weeks most of the symptoms of the surgery should have healed and the patient can resume their normal activities.