Chin Reshaping in Toronto
Chin reshaping surgery redefines the chin with implants, fillers, or bone reduction.
What is Chin Reshaping?
Chin reshaping surgery is a procedure to reshape the chin with implants, fillers, or bone-shaving. Dr. Bray looks to enhance his patients’ facial features by simply altering the jawline.
Dr. Bray helps his patients decide which procedure is best suited for them. For patients requiring more chin projection, he most often recommends implants made of inert, medical-grade plastic. These MedPor™ implants are moulded to the chin’s shape for a natural-looking appearance. These procedures are permanent, and can range from a minor to dramatic outcome depending on the shape and projection of the implant. A less invasive procedure are the injectable fillers. These are temporary, requiring repeat injections every 12 months.
These operations range from simple to complex, and recovery times can vary from virtually none with fillers to months with surgeries. Dr. Bray will always advise on the best decision to make. That being said, he may recommend additional or alternative procedures such as a nose-job (rhinoplasty) to achieve better facial proportions.
What You Should Know About Chin Reshaping
Why choose chin reshaping?
Chin size and shape play a key role in your face’s symmetry. One part of a patient’s face can offset other features. For example, a retreating chin can exaggerate the size of the nose and forehead. Depending on the features of a patient’s face, Dr. Bray may offer an alternative or an additional surgery if required. However, since it is his goal to maintain the naturalness of the face, he will never offer more than is needed.
Who is a candidate for chin reshaping?
To be considered a candidate for chin reshaping, patients should primarily be in good overall health, and non-smokers. Their weight should be stable, without any plans to lose or gain significant amounts of weight. Regarding the chin, it should be overly short, lacking projection, or jutting out over projected. If you are unsure whether you’re a candidate for chin reshaping, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bray.
What you should expect during the consultation
During the consultation Dr. Brady will assess your medical history including previous surgeries, allergies, and past and present conditions. He will also look at your herbal supplement, vitamin, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. It is important for Dr. Bray to have a complete understanding of your history so as to make the best surgical decisions for you.
Afterwards, Dr. Bray will examine your face, take photographs, and discuss the recommended course of treatment.
Will Chin Reshaping Reduce Sagging Skin on My Neck?
Increasing the projection of the chin makes the separation between your chin and neck more pronounced. People often think they need a neck lift to define and contour their neckline; however they are sometimes better candidates for a chin reshaping. Moving the chin forward can reduce the jowls’ fullness, define the jawline, and make the skin on your neck look more youthful.
Preparing for Chin Reshaping
Medical conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems, diabetes or the regular use of certain medications might affect your surgery. If any of this applies to you, you should consult with your family physician and ensure these other medical conditions are optimised. Dr. Bray will further advise if your health conditions might have an impact on your anticipated surgery.
No smoking of any sort of nicotine, vape or marijuana products for approximately two to four weeks before your procedure. Continuing to do so might adversely affect your surgical outcome. We also advise not consuming alcohol at least a week prior to surgery.
Follow Dr. Bray’s instructions concerning diet, hygiene and medications. Before any kind of surgery, your stomach should be empty, which is why you should not eat or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to allow easier change of clothes before and after surgery. Please arrive without any jewellery, makeup and nail polish on the day of the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please switch them out for glasses.
Ask someone to drive you to your appointment and pick you up after surgery.
In line with COVID-19 regulations, we have reassessed our cleaning and sterilization protocols. Upon arrival in our office we conduct symptom screenings with a questionnaire and check our patients’ temperature. We also require mask wearing for our staff and patients. COVID-19 testing before surgical procedures is mandatory in order to protect our staff. Please inform yourself regarding testing centers in your area and arrange for testing prior to your surgery.
We require a number of lab tests, diagnostic tests and medical evaluations leading up to your surgery. The nature of these tests will vary according to the procedure, your age, health, history, and other key health factors. Make sure to run all the necessary blood work and receive clearance before any surgical procedure. Necessary testing may change based on procedure, age, health, history and other factors.
Two weeks before surgery
It’s of utmost importance to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, supplements and medications. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind. Avoid exposure to sick people and quit taking blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and a number of supplements. Post-surgery preparations should be made, such as arranging transportation, getting time off from work, stocking up on food and anything else you will need post-surgery and making sure someone will stay with you during the first two days after the procedure.
Day before surgery
Figure out what you are going to wear, follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pre-surgery fasting and any other preparation measures. Go to bed early and get well rested before your big day. We also recommend getting your house in order and buying ice packs to help with swelling after the surgery.
What You Can Expect After the Procedure
Following your chin reshaping procedure, Dr. Bray will apply gauze dressings or bandages to the incisions. Once released, he will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, including self-care, medication, concerns to look out for, and drainage techniques. You will also have scheduled meetings with him to assess the healing process and address concerns.
Potential Complications From Chin Reshaping
- Filler temporary timeline
RECOMMENDED SURGERIES WITH CHIN RESHAPING
*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY
Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.