The chin surgery is applied in cases of inborn, traumatic, and/or developmental deformations. These deformations lead to dental, orthodontic, functional, and aesthetic problems which affect one’s psychology.
In most cases, the patient is required to have a prior orthodontic treatment during infancy or adolescence. The surgeon carefully plans the position and mobility of the jaws. The patient is put under general anaesthesia. The operation might require a bone-cutting procedure for mobilization and using stage screws. The patient sometimes needs to use special plates and special eating techniques which ease chewing after the operation.