Chin Implants – Preparation and Recovery

Published on November 1, 2016

When it comes to making a first impression, your face is the most important part of your appearance. People notice the rest of you only after taking a good look at your face. Yet many of us are insecure about our presentation, especially when it comes to facial features. A strong, confident appearance starts with facial features that work in harmony to provide balance.

The chin is one facial feature that plays a major role in making your face look proportionate. Those who have weak chins (poor chin projection) look insecure and unsure of themselves. In many cases, facial balance can be restored with chin augmentation.

What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that uses a synthetic implant to improve the features of your chin. It helps provide a better balance to your facial structure. This procedure can be used to add definition and projection to your chin to achieve your desired results.

Chin augmentation is also sometimes performed along with procedures like neck liposuction, neck lifts, facial fat grafts, and facelifts. These combinations help to balance the patient’s facial features. Nonsurgical chin augmentation is also available for those who are not yet ready for a permanent result, or who do not want to have even the shortest recovery period.

Who Is Eligible for Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a relatively popular procedure because it results in noticeable changes and improves the structure and silhouette of the person’s face. If you have any of the following conditions, a chin implant may the right procedure for you:

• A chin that is weak in structure or appears to be receding
• A weak or undefined jawline
• A fleshy neck
• A squared or pointed chin
• A prominent nose
• An imbalance in the proportions or contours of your face
• Facial deformities caused by congenital conditions or injury

To be eligible for the procedure, it is important that you meet the following conditions:

• Be in good health and not suffer from any form of infection
• Have good cardiac health and not suffer from hypertension or any form of heart problems
• Make sure that you have reasonable expectations from the surgery and its outcome

Preparation for Chin Implant Surgery

After you have decided to undergo the procedure, your doctor may take x-rays of your face and jaw and conduct a physical exam during a consultation. This will help them determine what kind of implant is most suitable. You will also be given pre-surgery instructions that should be followed carefully.

Recovery After Chin Implant Surgery

After the operation, you may notice some common effects like swelling and tenderness around the chin. You will be given some painkillers for the discomfort. After the surgery, make sure that your meals are light and contain foods that do not need a lot of chewing.

Avoid applying pressure on your chin area for at least a month, and be careful while brushing to ensure that the implant is not moved.

Your Consultation

Before you decide on getting chin implants, please ensure that you consult an experienced professional medical practitioner for all details regarding this procedure. Dr. Jen Chow is an excellent choice, as she is double-board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery. To schedule your appointment, contact us today.

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