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Chin Surgery

Chin Surgery

Chin surgery is a major surgery that requires serious care and attention. Chin implants can create a stronger image and bring balance to your face. Surgery is carried out along with rhinoplasty (nose job) to maintain your expression and have a balanced profile. A considerably improved profile view of the patient’s face is provided through the chin implant.

Chin surgery is also performed to align the visual balance of the face and strengthen weak chin structures. Chin augmentation is usually performed through implants for the patients who have a normal teeth structure and normal chin development. The chin is augmented through a suitable implant placed on the jaw bone. If your chin is not extremely weak and your chin and teeth structures are normal, then this method might be the right choice for you. Patients who plan to have a chin implant are expected to have a good state of health as well as a healthy immune system, just as required for any implant surgeries.

Chin implant placement is an operation that may take one hour.  During the operation, the surgeon will choose an implant of an appropriate size and form that will improve your image and place it in a pocket on the chinbone. A small cut in the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin directly under the chin will be opened to create the pocket in which the implant will be placed. It will be bandaged after the operation in order to minimize the swelling and disturbance. The stitches on the skin are removed within 5-7 days. If the operation is carried out through a cut in the mouth, the stitches will dissolve naturally.

The patient may experience swelling and discomfort in the area for a few days. It is normal for the patient to have temporary difficulty with smiling and speaking.  There might be purple bruising on the cheek and neck area. Our plastic surgeon will guide you about your limitations regarding your oral hygiene, diet and movements. It is normal if your mouth and lips have a temporary weakness in their mobility. Your ability to smile, speak or move your mouth might be limited after the surgery for a few days up to a few weeks.

The swelling after the operation will be most noticeable during the period between the first 24 hours to 48 hours. Eventhough this visible swelling will be moderating after a few days, a slight swelling will remain for a few months until your features take their final form.

It is recommended that you do not attempt any activities which might cause a shock or blow to the face for a few weeks.

 

 

 

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