Chin enhancement surgery refines facial harmony through the reshaping of a smaller or less prominent chin. This treatment balances the face by bringing your chin into proportion with other facial features. Mentoplasty (chin implant) can be combined with other facial procedures to enhance the overall contour of the face.
Chin augmentation is of most benefit to people whose chin shape or size is not of a desirable proportion with respect to their other facial features. If your teeth are in proper alignment and you have clear and realistic expectations concerning your facial appearance, then you are likely a good candidate for this treatment.
How is Chin Implant surgery performed?
A small incision is made along the lower lip or in the fold beneath the chin, creating a pocket for the implant. The implant is then inserted over the front of the jawbone and a shaping instrument may be used to recontour the jaw. The size of the implant is decided during the patient’s pre-surgery consultation.
Generally you can resume light activity the day of your surgery, returning to work within 7-10 days. During the initial 3-4 weeks after surgery all strenuous activities (including swimming, jogging, heavy house work) should be avoided along with unnecessary facial exposure. Any discomfort experienced during this time can be easily controlled with pain relief medication.
Risks and Complications
Despite chin augmentation surgery being safe and a relatively simple procedure, every surgical treatment carries similar inherent risks. The most common complications include: implant movement and infection. Complications in this procedure are rare and the majority of patients experience a problem-free procedure provided that they follow the surgeon’s recommended steps for preparation and aftercare.
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