Chin Augmentation Overview
Guide To Facial Procedures and Treatments
What I Wish I Knew
Facts About Chin Augmentation
19-60 years old
Using implant $2,700-$3,500 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.
To improve the appearance of the chin and overall facial harmony.
General anesthesia in a surgery center or hospital or in the office under oral and local anesthesia.
Patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.
After chin augmentation, you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.
You may shower immediately following surgery.
1 week for light exercise. 2 weeks for regular exercise. Avoid pressure and trauma to the chin area for 6 weeks.
You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work.
Usually subsides by 1 week.
The primary deformity in most patients seeking genioplasty is a small, weak or receding chin. A “receded” chin can give the face a convex profile from the side. From the frontal view, a weak chin can create the illusion of a large nose.
Surgery Center or Hospital
Patients should be certain that they have no future plans to get orthognathic surgery.
You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
Walking After Surgery
You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 2 months.
Risks & Complications
Chin numbness, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, complications related to the implant, need for revision, and complications related to anesthesia.
Extended Neck Lift
Short Scar Neck Lift
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