Short chin surgery

This customized surgery moves the chin forward to make a natural and beautiful facial line through procedures such as advancement, T osteotomy advancement and prosthetic insertion depending on an individual’s chin condition .

Operation time

1 hour


Sedation / general


Same day discharge

Suture removal



7 days

What is short chin surgery?

The surgery incises the chin and moves forward if the front chin is sunken behind.

The short chin surgery for moving the tip of the chin forward corrects the unclear chin line and improves your face to a defined look if your dental occlusion is good despite your sunken chin.

The feature is considered a short chin (micrognathia) if the chin is sunken and the dental occlusion is poor. It can be corrected with bimaxillary osteotomy (two-jaw surgery) which moves the entire chin forward.
Bone scalpel enhancing the accuracy
The bone scalpel is an ultrasonic device which cuts the bones by responding only to the bone tissues.

It has less vibration within 0.5mm enabling a very precise surgery, protects nearby blood vessels and nerves by responding only to bones, causes less tissue damages and bleeding and provides quick recovery.


When you need short chin surgery

01If you have a sunken lower jaw

02If you have a small lower jaw

03If you have protruding upper teeth

04If you have an unclear boundary between the chin and neck

05If you look like you have a lot of fat in the chin and have wrinkles due to the short chin

06If you often hear that you look dull

Before and after the surgery

Before the surgery
Before and after short chin surgery
After the surgery
bimaxillary osteotomy

Surgery type

1Front chin (chin tip) advancement

This procedure cuts the sunken bone to the length for the advancement and moves it forward.

Adjusts the chin length depending on the angle of bone resection to make a natural jaw line.

Facial bone
Cut the lower chin bone while avoiding the neural gland
Facial bone
Move the sunken bone forward.
2T osteotomy advancement

This procedure reduces and corrects the width of the chin to make a slimmer and more beautiful chin line.

Facial bone
T osteotomy advancement

This procedure reduces and corrects the width of the chin to make a slimmer and more beautiful chin line.

Facial bone
Gather cut bones

Collect the cut bones and move forward.

Facial bone
Shave off bones

Smoothly grind the chin line.

3Prosthetic insertion

This procedure inserts the prosthetics molded in the shape of the chin bone contour into the front side of the chin bone through a small incision in the oral cavity.
It firmly fixes the prosthetics not to move according to the muscle movement while talking or eating.

Facial bone
Insert the prosthetics.

Why VIEW Clinic’s facial contouring surgery has been receiving the spotlight

1The dream team of facial bones achieving the best results with safe surgery

Satisfactory results

Cooperation with more than 2 plastic surgeons
Direct consulting from the operating surgeons
Customized surgery plan and error-free surgery

Thorough preparation for safety

The residing anesthesiologist participates from surgery planning and takes care of the patients until they recover.
Defibrillator, UPS, antiseptic surgery system
Precise examination before the surgery

Special care after the surgery

Swelling and skin care by the dedicated facial contouring care department
Scaling and oral checkup by the partner dental clinic

23D CT upgrading the operational precision and stability

The 3D CT irradiates the X-ray into the human body and reconstructs the image with the computer to display the internal status with multidimensional images.

Unlike the existing X-ray image, the technique shows more than 3,000 times higher precision and thoroughly analyzes the size, location, depth, length and width of the facial bone to provide a customized operation plan with the operation method and range.

Furthermore, safe surgery is performed by precisely understanding the location of neural glands to prevent nerve damages.

Please be careful because common complications like bleeding, infection and inflammation after the surgery varies by patient.