Chin Correction in Lucknow

What is chin correction?

Chin correction is a widely practiced cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the chin. A plastic surgeon is the best to perform this surgery to get the expected results. Besides, you can also approach a maxillofacial (mouth and jaw) surgeon to undergo this procedure.

You can get Genioplasty or Chin Correction surgery if:

You feel the profile of your face is not good. You may feel that your face looks too short or too long. You may feel your photographs don’t look good, especially in the side profile. Consult regarding possibility of chin correction surgery.


You feel your chin is too small with your mouth and nose way too far forward compared to your chin this may be retrogenia or receding chin condition. This can be corrected by Augmentation Genioplasty.


Your side photographs show your chin projecting way forward than your face profile then you may be having progenia or protruding chin condition. Chin correction surgery can improve your facial profile.


You feel you lack a jawline and neck line and often see double chin. All this may actually be due to chin deformity which can be corrected by chin projection surgery.


You wish to get even with the bone development abnormalities in your jaw


You want to correct facial asymmetry or congenital agenesis of your jaw


You aspire to balance your facial features with your too small or too large chin.


You wish to get away with complex deformities in your chin emerging because of some infection, congenital problem or trauma


Benefits of chin correction surgery
Surgeons perform genioplasty depending on the facial features of the respective individual. It can ensure multiple benefits.

Brings your chin in proportion with the other features of your face to give an enhanced aesthetic appearance overall.


Your recessed or weak chin gets new and long lasting strength


You can get relief from the asymmetry in your facial features


Reduces your double chin appearance significantly if a small chin was the reason for it.


Your chin, jawline and neckline will get a comparably more aesthetic makeover


Leaves minimal or no scar at all after the surgery


You can regain your confidence and self-esteem with enhanced facial appearance.


It can set you free from Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ disorder, which is a common form of chin deformity, leading to occlusion and inappropriate bite structure


The procedure succeeds with minimal bleeding and lesser recovery time


Chin surgery requires minimal incisions, hence increasing the chance for speedy recovery


Frequently Asked Question

The experts also call this surgery with the names of genioplasty or mentoplasty.

The commonly practiced surgeries for chin correction include sliding genioplasty and chin implants.

Also known as osseous genioplasty or chin reduction, this method involves cutting the chin bone away from the jaw and using it to address the chin deficiency.

This chin augmentation method requires surgery or injecting body fat as fillers.

This procedure involves inserting alloplastic (synthetic) implants into the chin and adjusting it with the bone.

In this method, the expert injects fillers to improve the looks of the chin.

Myths and Reality about Chin Correction
The implants used in chin correction surgery are hazardous.

Many people believe that the material used to create chin implants is dangerous. In reality, the modern day implants undergo rigorous testing to make them fit for human use. Created from synthetic biocompatible materials, these implants are safe and can last long without creating any health concerns. Your surgeon can enlighten you more on this issue.


Chin correction is a high-risk surgery.

While you are sure about the expertise and experience of your plastic surgeon, you can remain rest assured of a risk free procedure. Moreover, with continuously evolving surgical methods, the surgeries are becoming safer. Talking specifically about Mentoplasty, it requires the surgeon to create very few incisions, which further reduces the chances of risks and gives way to quicker healing.


Chin correction surgery is only for men.

Men usually have strong chin and jaw, so those lagging in the masculine appeal of these features are likely to opt for Mentoplasty. But, women are equally likely candidates to undergo this surgery. Nevertheless, instead of opting for stronger jaws, they would prefer going for chin implants to enhance their aesthetic appeal. Much will depend on their discussion with a aboard certified plastic surgeon, whether to opt for chin augmentation or chin reduction genioplasty


Chin Implants will look unnatural and compel you to hide your face

If you are about to undergo chin correction surgery, you would probably discuss your expectations with the surgeon. Only if you are completely fine with the probable results, the surgeon will proceed with the chin implant method. Hence, the consideration of unnatural results or the one that would tend to hide your face from the world holds no water. You simply need to have realistic expectations and complete trust in your plastic surgeon. There will be nothing to hide and you will get due worth of your investment in the form of appreciable chin correction results.


The procedure of genioplasty takes longer than usual.

The recovery time for Chin implants is shorter than most other cosmetic surgery procedures. This is probably because the treatment takes hardly one to three hours to complete. Shorter surgery time in turn leads to shorter recovery time. You can resume doing usual activities and start chewing your food properly after two-three days. Although, you may face slight swelling and discomfort for three-four days. Within seven days of the chin augmentation, you may return to your work and other necessary activities. Your surgeon can elaborate more on the timeframe for recovery from the procedure. It is however not a slow process at all.


Side effects of Chin Correction surgeries
  • Numbness in the mouth or lip will remain a common side effect of chin implant. At times, it may remain up to 3 weeks after the surgery because of the stretching of damaged nerves during the treatment.
  • You may get infection or protracted swelling that may go up to 1-1.5 months, as a result of the chin correction procedure
  • Soreness or bruising could bother you till 2 weeks after the treatment.
  • You may experience a tingling sensation due to tightening of the skin and elimination of sagging skin.
  • Some other probable risks associated with a chin correction may include scarring, anesthetic effects, infection, implant shift, internal bleeding (hematoma), exposure of implant screws, etc.
  • Your body or mouth may develop allergic behavior to the implant.


Why Choose Us

Dr. Sumit Malhotras's unique, integrated approach to plastic surgery employs only safe, effective, predictable surgical techniques that are driven by uncompromising respect for the natural condition of the human form.He understands that the body changes with time – as do desires.

His integrated approach includes

  • Individualized treatment plan matched to the anatomy, lifestyle, age of an individual.
  • Goal of a natural, balanced outcome with a pleasing appearance.
  • Safe, predictable options clearly understood by the patient.
  • Active patient participation in their education & choices.
  • Safe, world class environment & technologies.
  • Excellent…uncompromising service.Enjoyable experience & outcomes for each patient.
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Educational Qualification

M.Ch. Gold Medalist

King George Medical University, Lucknow
1997-2000, 2002-2006.
Safdarjung hospital, Plastic surgery and Burn Unit
All India Institute of Med Sciences, New Delhi
Master of Surgery, Plastic Surgery 2002
Masters of Surgery 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 1994


Professional Experience

SIPS, Superspeciality Hospital, Lucknow
Since 2005 to date.

Assoc. Prof., ERA's Medical College, Lko
Smile train surgeon (2000+ CLEFT success)
Micro vascular surgeon (revascularized 150+ limbs)
Ex Sr. Resident, Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi
Ex Resident doctor AIIMS
Ex Chief Resident Dept of plastic surgery, KGMC, Lko
Surgeon served as a lead consultant; Cancer
Reconstructive Surgery
Trauma Consultant for the hospital
Burn Specialist Consultant


Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Life Member.
  • Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Life Member,
  • Breast Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon’s Association, Life Member,
  • Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Life Member,
  • Lucknow Plastic Surgery Club, Member.
  • Association of Surgeons of India, Life Member.
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