If you feel you have a weak or receding chin and would like a stronger or more defined jaw line, I will advise you on the best shape and size to achieve a balanced look. Chin implants are chosen by men and women to improve one’s facial definition.
What you need to know about chin implants:
To augment the chin, the surgeon begins by making an incision either in the natural crease line just under the chin or inside the mouth, where gum and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, the surgeon creates a space where an implant can be inserted.
Procedure: Outpatient procedure
Duration: one hour or more
Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia.
Scars: small scar under the chin
Days to recover: 5 to 7 days
Regular activity: Seven to ten days
Post Op instructions after chin implants:
Immediately after surgery, you will be asked to wear a compressive garment for two to three days. You will experience some tenderness. Post-operative discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications. Chewing will probably be limited immediately after chin surgery, and a liquid and soft food diet may be required for a few days after surgery. Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after the surgery, but this usually subsides in a week.
After approximately six weeks, most swelling will be gone, and you can enjoy the results of your procedure.
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