Chin Augmentation with Twin City Plastic Surgery
The appearance of a person’s chin is an important component of the overall facial structure, which is why more and more people opt to have chin augmentation surgery.
In a chin augmentation, the chin can be enhanced to bring symmetry and balance to the face. The surgery can make the chin bigger or longer when compared to the structure of the nose. This procedure is done by either inserting facial implants or by reshaping the bones of the face and moving them into the desired position.
You can be a good candidate for a chin augmentation if you have a weak or receding chin, yet still have the ability to bite or chew normally. During your initial consultation with one of our trusted plastic surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery, the procedure will be discussed in detail, including its risks and side effects.
What to Expect During Chin Augmentation
For the surgery, you will first be placed under general anesthesia. An incision will be made either under your chin or inside your mouth to create a pocket to place the implants. Depending on your condition and preference, your surgeon may place a silicone implant on your chin or use real fat tissue or bone to achieve the desired look. The implant will then be attached to the bone using screws or sutures.
Recovery from Chin Augmentation
After the procedure, you will likely feel some soreness and discomfort on the treated areas. These side effects can be alleviated through prescription medications and by closely following the aftercare instructions given by your surgeon.
Your chin may feel stretched out for about a week and numb for about three months. Swelling can also occur, but usually is gone by six weeks after your surgery, depending on the chin augmentation method used.
For a day or two following chin augmentation, you will be on a liquid or soft diet to limit any unnecessary movement to the newly-constructed chin. The bandages will be removed after a week, yet you may be required to wear a brace to protect your chin as you sleep for four to six weeks. Light activity can be resumed on the day of surgery, but you will probably not be able to return to work for seven to 10 days.