What is chin enhancement surgery?
Chin enhancement surgery is also called genioplasty, it improves contour of the chin ,neck and jawline and so improves the facial appearance. It is done surgically by placing an implant around a patients existing chin bone to augment the size and shape of the chin and achieve a more naturally attractive appearance.
When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon chin augmentation provide a permanent solution to improve a weak and recessed chin.
How does chin implants helped?
If you think you have recessed or weak chin or you think your facial features lack proportions, this can help you to feel more confident in your appearance by improving facial harmony by bringing chin into better proportion with other features, correct a wreak or recessed chin, improving your neck and jaw line, reduce the appearance of a full or double chin caused by small chin bone.
How is chin augmentation surgery performed?
Chin augmentation surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, performrd using general anaesthesia. It is done by two techniques either implant can be placed around the chin bone by giving a hidden incision inside the mouth and creating a space for it or surgical genioplast can be done in which the chin bone is advanced by cutting the required lower part of chin bone and fix it in required measured position.it takes less than a hour to perform, however if you are having additional procedures,operating time increase accordingly. After surgery incision is closed with sutures and chin may be bandaged.
What are the risks in chin augmentation surgery?
Risks for genioplasty include infection, allergic reaction to an implant, extrusion of implant, exposure of screws, nerve damage that causes mouth or lip numbness
What are the after care?
Fillers are injected with a needle and involve no scarring and minimal recovery time.
Surgical implants have a similar recovery time to sliding genioplasty because the tissue must have time to adhere to the implant. In-mouth sutures are absorbable and don’t need to be removed.You may begin eating a soft-food or liquid diet as soon as you feel comfortable. Make sure to rinse following every meal with water or antiseptic rinse for 3- 5 days.
Following your surgery, your surgeon will instruct you to take oral antibiotics for two days. Oral stitches are absorbable, so you won’t have to return to the hospital to get them removed, you can remove your wound dressings and compression tape, and return to your daily routine. Don’t exercise for the first 10 days following surgery. Don’t participate in contact sports for six to eight weeks.You may notice swelling, redness, or bruising, which should go away after a few days.
If you notice any of the following, you should contact your doctor immediately:
fever of 100.4˚F (38˚C) degrees bruising, redness, or swelling that doesn’t go away within a week, strong-smelling odor coming from the incision, yellow or green discharge, bleeding that can’t be stopped with light pressure fade away with time.