Monday 7 January 2013

[BK Plastic Surgery] Facial Bone Contouring: Receding Chin Correction

Facial Bone Contouring: Receding Chin Correction

Have you ever thought about that your chin may be a receding chin?
Receding chin could give out an impression as unsophisticated and not smart.

In order to improve the facial features, 
we can consider about having receding chin correction. 

Let's figure out the way to correct receding chin!

What is a receding chin?

Receding chin or its length being too short is not visually well defined from neck.
The symptom may cause protruding mouth as well.

Standard of beautiful jaw line

 1. Chin is located in 3 mm within the line that is
perpendicular to horizontal line drawn between the eyes.

2. When a straight ruler is placed on nose tip and chin point,
lower lip barely touches the ruler.

3. when seen in profile, lips slightly cross the line
drown from philtrum to the chin point.



4. The shape of chin forms a gentle ‘S’ curve from lips to chin.

5. Upper, middle, and lower parts of face are in 1:1:1 ratio.

Types of Receding Chin

1. Chin Slightly Short in Length
Mild symptom of receding chin can be corrected
with implant insertion, fat grafting, or filler injection on chin point without osteotomy.

2. Receding Jaw
Since implants can cause damage on jaw bone,
chin point should be repositioned with osteotomy in this case.

3. Severe Case of Receding Chin
Since simple correction of chin point may not create natural appearance,
the whole body of low jaw needs to be pulled out, or two jaw surgery is necessary.

4. Combination of Receding Chin and Protruding Mouth
Correction involves teeth removal
and receding chin surgery to push in protruding mouth and pull out chin forward.

Surgical Method

Receding chin correction is divided into 3 types
based on surgical methods and materials used for surgery.

  1. Receding Chin Correction with Implant Insertion

It is the method using implant insertion to correct receding chin.
Implant selected from various sizes and shapes is cut and refined to fit individual’s bone shape.  Silicone and Gore-Tex are commonly used for implant materials.

2. Sliding Osteotomy Genioplasty

Because the implant inserted for severely receding chin can cause unnecessary muscle contraction, entire jaw bone should be cut horizontally and slid forward. In this way, chin after surgery looks natural forming a beautiful neck line as well.

3. Receding Chin Correction by Fat Grafting

It is to harvest fat from body areas where excess fat is stored such as thighs and hips and graft onto your receding chin line in multiple layers. This  method is also known for body contouring effect since the procedure grafts unnecessary fat from your own body. 

Today, we talked about Receding Chin Correction of BK Plastic Surgery hospital.

If you are suffering from receding chin, 
please visit BK Plastic Surgery Hospital to have a consultation.

+82 2 544 0404
+82 10 5021 8886




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    1. Dear Jenefer, it is really great job to help some victims. BK hospital also performed some provono service to deformed patient and had medical volunteering service in overseas. Our this effort helps to make a warm and beautiful world. Thank you for your comment, have a nice day!

  2. chin is asymetric and it is shifting to the left and it's quite obvious that make me not confident. I want to ask whether can i do the chin surgery to make it symetric?what is the worst risk after did the surgery? And how much is it roughly cost? Thank you very much :)

    1. Dear Renata, thank you for the comment and having interest in BK hospital. You are interested in the correction of asymmetric chin. In case of facial bone contouring, please understand that it is very difficult to give you the precise information without seeing you in person since there are various procedures and the condition of bone should be examined by 3D-CT scan. If you would like to get more information, please feel free to contact us at BK English speaking consultant will reply soon. Have a nice day!

  3. I have slightly receding chin, probably due to my protruding mouth.
    My mouth is lines up with my nose if a ruler is placed in front it..

    If I want in Korea, I want to get my chin adjusted...