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Genioplasty intervention (chin surgery) in Tunisia

Genioplasty intervention (chin surgery) in Tunisia  

The genioplasty or cosmetic surgery of the chin , makes it possible to advance a receding chin by chin implant most often, or to move back a protruding chin in galoshe. Genioplasty is a cosmetic surgery of the chin, the purpose of which is to modify the position of the chin, to recreate a harmonious face from the front and from the side.

Anesthesia : general
Duration of the intervention : 1h to 2h
Recovery: 7 to 10 days.

Pre-operative assessment: blood test, lung X-ray for smokers and an electrocardiogram for people over 45 years old.

Types of interventions for genioplasty:


W e distinguish schematically 2 types of chin:

  1. receding chin: the chin is insufficiently developed. This aspect often increases the elongated appearance of the nose.

  2. too protruding chin in galosh: the chin is too strong, too advanced.

There are two types of intervention:

There are two types of intervention:

Genioplasty by Implant of the  chin

Its correction requires the placement of a pre-cut silicone implant through a small incision which is most often concealed in the mouth (invisible scar) or very discreet under the chin.

Genioplasty  by bone advancement

Genioplasty then consists of fracturing the lower part of the mandibular bone, leaving it attached to the muscle insertions, then advancing this bone fragment and reattaching it using metal plates and screws.

The scars 

In the majority of cases the incision will be made in the mouth and there will be no visible scarring. A small scar under the chin is sometimes necessary.​

What are the consequences after genioplasty?

  • The postoperative course can be painful for the first few days. An analgesic treatment will be prescribed for a few days. The first dressings are removed after 24 hours.

  • After the intervention, there are edemas of the cheeks and lips and sometimes hematomas which will disappear in a few days.

  • Pain, if you have any, will be treated with analgesics. The first days.

  • Moderate bleeding may occur at the surgical wound.

  • The complete disappearance of the edema gives a definitive result between 2 and 3 months.

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