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    Chin Augmentation

    Chin Augmentation


    What is chin surgery?

    Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.

    Many times it is combined with Rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.

    Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
    What are facial implants?

    Facial implants are made by special material, compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.

    Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face.

    Which patients are suitable for Facial implants?

    Ideal candidates whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence.

    They should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations.

    How chin implant is inserted?

    It is done under General anaesthesia. For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. Alternatively an incision can be put just beneath the chin.

    What are the risks and complications of chin implant surgery?

    • Bleeding, Infection
    • Firmness around the implant, swelling
    • Shifting of implants, Skin contour irregularities
    • Possible revisional surgery

    What is post operative protocol?

    During post operative period special dressings may be applied to keep the surgical site clean and to support the position of the implant during initial healing phase.

    Are the results of chin implants appreciated immediately?

    While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is present almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully disappear and final result to be appreciated.


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