A chin augmentation procedure is often used in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or nose job to help improve the balance of your facial skeleton as well as adjust your overall facial appearance. If you feel you have a significant chin recession, then a chin augmentation is a great option for balancing your chin with your nose and other facial features.
What does the procedure involve?
This procedure will involve using a chin implant to improve the shape and size of your chin. During a detailed consultation, we will have already established the size and shape of the implant to be used, so the procedure will start by making a small incision in the skin crease below the chin – this is the pocket where the implant will go, attaching to the front of the jawbone. A small fixing device may also be used to help secure the implant in place; however, this cannot be seen through your skin at all.
What is the recovery like?
The operation is performed using a general anaesthetic, so you may need to stay at the hospital overnight. Although the recovery times for this treatment can vary quite a bit, we advise that you avoid strenuous activity for the first four to six weeks post-op.
What implant is used?
Available in a range of sizes or as a block that can be sculpted; the implants used for chin augmentation or genioplasty are usually made from solid silicone and Medpore.
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