Chin Surgery - Genioplasty (without implant)
A double chin, drooping chin or receding chin can be treated in an outpatient operation. Patients often experience a positive change after only a short time: A feeling of greater self-esteem often goes hand-in-hand with a generally improved posture, more self-assured appearance and a positive radiance.
Corrections in cases of double chin, drooping chin or receding chin
When correcting a double chin, the chin muscle is tightened. A drooping chin is the result of sagging soft tissues. Causes include slackening of the musculis mentalis (chin muscle), loss of the anterior mandibular ridge or detachment of the musculus mentalis by inserting an artificial chin implant. A drooping chin can also be eliminated by tightening the chin muscles. In the case of receding chins (also known as weak or backward recessed chin) in particular, extremely attractive results can be achieved in terms of the facial profile, thus enhancing physiognomy. A lasting result is achieved.
The treatment is painless and leaves no visible scars
The treatment is performed under anaesthesia on an outpatient basis and is painless. The patient can subsequently return home. Surgery is performed in the mouth in the anterior lower buccal fold behind the lower lip, without leaving any visible scars. Artificial chin implants are not recommended because they cause bone resorption on the chin.
Patient report about chin surgery June 2016
Mrs. A. Urwin from London writes:
I live in London and I had chin implant removal and sliding geneoplasty with Prof. Sailer. I consulted with three other surgeons before Prof. Sailer, but I wasn't happy with the quality of advice.
There was a marked difference when I saw Prof. Sailer. I was impressed because he explained the medical procedures as well as aesthetic considerations, risks, and possible outcomes- without downplaying or “glossing over” any of them, he did drawings, took all sorts of photos, xrays and scans using his in-house hi-tech machines, discussed the procedure with me with his team present and considered all opinions and my expectations.
I also appreciated how many case photos he had. It was great to see there were chins that looked similar to mine before surgery, so I had an idea what mine would look like post-surgery. I was at ease. The surgery went very well. Prof. Sailer has such a magic touch that I felt incredible immediately after the surgery. My chin looked awesome. If I had any post-operative questions the staff were responsive and very patient. My recovery has been uneventful- just how I like it! I am thrilled with the results, and I am considering jaw line surgery and other orthogenic procedures with him. I wouldn't dream of using another surgeon. Once you have had the best ... you wouldn't settle for any less. Prof. Sailer is a true professional and a pioneer in his field. He gives 100% of himself and more. I am forever grateful to him for giving me my smile and confidence back.
Thank you Prof. Sailer.
Patient report chin and nose surgery, June 2016
Mrs. Maya M. Switzerland
I was unhappy with I looked from the side, my nose was to big with a hump and I had a week chin.
I discussed with my husband that I want to improve my facial appearance and believe me, my husband is not a big fan of plastic surgery and the most important for him was that I look still natural and keep my natural beauty.
He told me that he's agree with the surgery but only on the condition that we choose the best possible plastic surgeon.
After an extensive research I decided to make an appointment with Prof. Sailer. I was very impressed what I read about Prof. Sailer. My husband did his own research and realized that Prof. Sailer is one of the world’s most experienced expert in the field of maxillofacial surgery and he agreed that we should meet him.
The first visit at Sailerclinic was an amazing experience. If you plan a visit with Prof. Sailer please reserve several !!hours!! Where in this busy world doctors take still time for theyr patients??? At Sailerclinic they are really focussed in the patients needs and also one of the best Cappuccino in town awaits you! Our first meeting took more than 2 hours! Prof. Sailer, Dr. Sailer and the whole team are extraordinary personalities. Prof. Sailer presented me the ideal solution to improve the appearance of my face. I also loved the idea very much to put my chin forward by using my own bown instead of an implant.
I thought that I am the patient but when we first met Prof. Sailer he also found out the reason of my husbands sleep apnea and presented him the first suitable solution to solve this problem after all the years my husband fighted with this problem. He saw many doctors - unsuccessful.
Incredible how Prof. Sailer and Dr. Sailer care for theyr patients.
Before surgery I had several meetings at Sailerclinic and they always had an open ear for all my needs and questions.
I finally went into surgery full of confidence and trust and as expected, Prof. Sailer did not disappoint me - I am more than happy with my new face!!! I have an amazing sweet shaped nose who looks beautiful and natural and my chin was placed forward exactly the right amount and he shaped it pointier, exactly like I desired it. My face is now well shaped and balanced and I also earned a new self esteem - finally my face looks so pretty and the way I desired It all my life! I am so thankful to Prof. Sailer and I warmly recommend him!
Here you are in save and best hands and best results are guaranteed.
And the best - my husband is in love again with me thanks to my new sweet face!!! :)
Also the care after surgery was more than anyone could expect. You don't feel like in a hospital - you feel more like in a 5 star hotel :) and that helps you to forget about the discomfort after surgery!
Prof. Sailer & Dr. Sailer are there 24 hours / 7 days for theyr patients.
Patient report 2016
After a long ordeal, a number of cosmetic procedures which never satisfied me, always hiding as soon as someone tried to take a picture of me from the side – a variety of obstacles which lay in my path throughout the course of my life because of my jaw malposition – I decided around the middle of December 2015 to attend an advice session with Professor Hermann Sailer.
I always knew that something in my face was not quite right or that something hadn’t grown normally, but not a single doctor I had seen over the course of a number of consultations could tell me exactly what the problem was. It was said to be the nose, then the cheeks, then the teeth. No one had a solution or a suggestion on how to help me.
A search on the topic of jaw malposition led me by coincidence to Professor Sailer’s website. I read the many positive reports, and the photos of patients made me curious about the clinic, the doctor, and his team. I asked for a non-binding consultation via the contact form. One day later, Dr Erica Sailer called me personally to make an appointment with me. A short time later I was on my way from Germany to Zurich, carrying with me a fair amount of tension – and also anticipation – along with my hand luggage.
This issue had been affecting me my entire life. Whether long ago at school or at university, I always felt uncomfortable.
My first impressions of the clinic were great! It is a familiar, cosy practice that is also very stylish. The entire team was very warm and eager from the very first moment. The options I had in terms of operations were explained to me thoroughly, and it was also clear to me after this first, hour-long appointment that I would like to be operated on by Professor Sailer. Still, he and Dr Erica Sailer advised me to think everything over thoroughly; after all, it would not be a minor operation, and the financial burden is no small matter either.
After further discussions, in which my questions were answered and Dr Erica Sailer showed me photos of former patients with similar deformities, the date for surgery was soon fixed. I was simply very determined and did not want to wait any longer, since a lot would change for me through this operation – that much I was sure of. I had been searching for just such a doctor for years. One who knows what has to be done, where the problem is, proceeds in a serious manner and doesn’t simply want to sell something. I was operated on just three and a half months after the first meeting.
I arrived at the hospital on the morning of the operation and was really incredibly nervous. The Professor met me personally at the reception, took me to my room and settled my nerves immediately. As Professor Sailer is a friendly, warm person, his manner is naturally infectious and you feel very comfortable. I always had confidence in him. You notice straight away that he loves his work and is 100% behind what he does. So I got changed, went by myself into the operating theatre and into the room, where I received the anaesthetic, which I took very well, incidentally – and, in all honesty, I can’t remember very much more. I dozed off, and when I woke up there was always someone there to supply me with drinks and medication. At this point, I had no pain and I also slept heavily that night. The swelling started the next day, however. But this was as expected and, contrary to expectations, I didn’t start to look like a pumpkin ;). Of course, the scar in the mouth and the swelling was uncomfortable, it pinched and pulled here and there, but it was completely bearable, and I also got painkillers and everything else I asked for. Because I was already doing well – I could already go for a walk through the clinic on the
second day, and was also able to talk to the nurses, have a shower and briefly go outside – there was no reason to object to me leaving the clinic on the third night. In the morning I had one last conversation with the
Professor, who spoke to me at least once every day during my stay. I then made my way with my mum back from Zurich to Innsbruck to stay at her home. I thought it would be better to endure the initial swelling at a safe remove, so as not to unnecessarily alarm anyone at home;)
Unfortunately, I began to feel progressively worse in Austria. I had severe pain, repeated nosebleeds at night, circulatory problems, and respiratory problems due to by nose being completely blocked. My jaw just hurt so much.
Professor Sailer had previously given me his home number, so I called on the second day after I was released and told him about my pain. His voice alone calmed my anxieties straight away. He explained to me that it wouldn’t get worse, how to treat myself and also immediately sent a prescription for stronger painkillers straight to my chemist, which my mum was able to pick up just 15 minutes after the phone call. Thankfully, the painkillers had an immediate impact. Nevertheless, I have to say that the next two days were very painful and stressful. Professor Sailer called me on the next day and asked personally about my condition. He was just so conscientious. After about four days of pain, things went much better. The swelling started to subside and the contours began to emerge more clearly. And now – just four weeks after the operation! – I could cry every time I look in the mirror, because I’m so happy! I’m so happy that I decided to take this step and I’ve been noticing how my confidence is growing. This operation was not a minor procedure, as already mentioned, and you should be aware that you’ll be somewhat impaired
for the first few weeks after the procedure. You can’t chew and at worst, half the face is numb, which makes it hard to drink or to use a glass. But it’s worth it. And that’s exactly what I thought about every day: It’ll all be worth it. With these results, the pain and the temporary impairment were worth it every step of the way.
Professor Hermann Sailer’s work is just amazing, and today I still can’t believe what he achieved with my jaw. As well as this, there’s the endearing manner of him and his team. Dr Erica Sailer also put in so much effort, holding my hand whilst I was being stitched, assuring me I could call at any time, giving me encouragement when I said I was in pain and answering every question in detail before and after the surgery. I always felt myself thoroughly well looked after, both in the practice and at home. I’m looking forward to the immediate future and the final results, even though it already looks great now. The most important thing for me?! I feel beautiful and really at home in my own skin – for the first time in my life!