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Chin surgery or genioplasty aims reduce or increase the size of your chin, or reposition it to help balance your profile


Chin surgery or genioplasty aims reduce or increase the size of your chin, or reposition it to help balance your profile

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What is Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)?

The profile and projection of the chin plays an important role in the aesthetics of the face. A chin that is prominent, broad, thin, small or too big can be altered with the help of chin surgery (genioplasty).

How is Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) done? 

There are different surgical approaches to chin surgery (genioplasty) as the procedure can be performed with different goals in mind, including reduction and augmentation.

Generally speaking, an incision is made either inside the mouth or under the chin in an area where it can blend with the folds of the skin. Once the mandibular bone is reached, it will be remodelled according to the needs of the patient. Aside from the bone, Dr Hunt might also work on the surrounding tissues – muscles and fat – to address the contour of the chin.

The mandibular area is an extremely visible part of the anatomy, and any modification can bring a change in the general facial aspect. This is the reason why choosing your plastic surgeon wisely is crucial for the success of your chin surgery.

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Why Patients Might Consider Chin Surgery

Chin Surgery is a common procedure that can significantly alter the aspect of the face. There are multiple reasons why patients might consider chin surgery (genioplasty), including:

  • Addressing the contours of the jaw area
  • Altering the general aspect of the face
  • Altering the contours of the face

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Recovery after Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)

Recovery after chin surgery (genioplasty) depends on the type of procedure performed. If you had a chin augmentation surgery, the recovery could take up to two to four weeks, depending on the complexity of the intervention. If you had a chin reduction surgery, the recovery period could be shorter, but again, it depends on the specifics of the intervention and your particularities. 

Some patients are able to resume daily activities within the first week after chin surgery, while others need more time to rest and recover.

Generally speaking, there are some rules you should follow to ensure a smooth and fast recovery and minimise complications:

  • avoid smoking as it could cause certain complications that could otherwise be avoided, such as skin necrosis or delayed wound healing
  • start with a liquid diet and slowly get back to eating more solid foods without putting too much pressure on yourself in the beginning
  • don’t engage in strenuous activities in the first two weeks post-op
  • check in regularly with Dr Hunt for post-op consultations

Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) Sydney Costs - How much does genioplasty cost in Australia NSW?

The cost of a Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.

Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

A detailed facial consultation with Dr Jeremy Hunt is required during which he will perform a comprehensive assessment of your facial features, establish any medical history concerns, and provide you with an accurate cost for your genioplasty procedure.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare coverage, a Chin Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for chin surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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Dr Hunt prides himself on providing the most appropriate techniques and practices for all patients, which begins from the first consultation.

Next Step – Fill in the Enquiry form or call Dr Hunt’s Team on 1300 157 200 .

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Considering Genioplasty?

Is genioplasty surgery for me?


A chin surgery (genioplasty) is a highly personalised procedure and the outcome will be different for everyone. That is why before you make any decisions you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your needs and goals for the surgery. During this consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health as well as your face, including the skin, muscle, fat, and underlying bone. He will explain the factors that can influence the outcome of your surgery, and photographs will be taken for your medical record.

After the consultation, a quote will be prepared that will include your surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees.

What’s involved in genioplasty surgery?


Chin surgery (genioplasty) is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in an accredited hospital. Chin surgery (genioplasty) involves either placing an implant or reshaping the bone of the chin. Scarring is generally minimal as the incision is usually made inside your mouth.

Post-operatively a special bandage is placed around your jaw and chin.

When can I go home?


You will usually stay in hospital overnight, although in some cases you may go home on the same day. When you get home you should rest in bed with your head elevated for the first day, and then limit your movements to around the house for the next 2 or 3 days. Moving about too much may cause bleeding, and will also increase your pain.You will experience some swelling for a few days after surgery.

When you are discharged you will be given a prescription for pain medication, which will minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.

Eat lightly for the first few days after surgery and then resume your normal diet.

Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You will return to Dr Hunt’s office within the first week after surgery. Any sutures will be removed at this time.You will have follow-up visits on a regular basis over the next year to ensure the desired result is maintained.

How long will I be off work after genioplasty surgery?


You should plan on taking 7 to 10 days off work.

When can I resume my normal activities?


You should plan on minimal activity for at least 48 hours after surgery. You should resume your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.

When will I see the end result?


After your dressings have been removed you will immediately notice a change in the shape or size of your new chin. The full effect will generally be clear in approximately 6 weeks.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her a unique skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.