Chin Surgery Methods, Procedures and Recovery Before and After
Chin Augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure that helps reshape or enhance a patient’s chin. During Chin Enhancement procedure, a surgeon may insert an implant or move an individual’s bones to achieve the desired shape. There are several types of Chin Implant materials available. TransgenderThailand’s partner hospitals offer four types, including silicone, Gore-Tex, Med pore, and PMMA Customized implant.
Who is a good candidate for Chin Augmentation?
In general, a person is a good candidate for Chin Enhancement surgery if:
They want to improve their overall look
They want to correct a weak chin
They want to make their jawline and neck more prominent
They want to reduce the appearance of a double chin
How to prepare for Chin Implant surgery?
In preparation for Chin Augmentation, a patient may be asked to:
Have x-rays taken of the face and chin
Complete physical examinations and lab tests
Get a chest x-ray, blood test, and EKG (for patients over the age of 40)
Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least two weeks before and after the surgery
Stop taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements to avoid increased bleeding
Procedure for Chin Implant surgery
Chin Implant is one of the most popular Chin Enhancement procedures. This simple surgery typically takes around 45 minutes to complete. To perform this surgery, general anesthesia is required. The surgeon will then make incisions inside the mouth or underneath the chin. The Chin Implant will then be put in place and set using screws to prevent it from moving. The patient may be asked to stay one night in the hospital for observation.
Chin forward sliding
This procedure is performed on patients with extremely short chins, which can be fixed by extending the jaw forward. This procedure takes approximately two hours to complete under general anesthesia. The patient may be required to stay at least one night in the hospital for observation.
Only consume liquid food for the first 24 hours following the surgery
Switch to a soft food diet (consuming only soft foods) for one week
Regularly use mouthwash
Elevate the head to reduce swelling
Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol
Wear facial compression garment to decrease swelling and reduce recovery time
Avoid strenuous exercise
Risks and complications
In general, Chin Augmentation surgery is a safe and straightforward surgical procedure. While complications are rare, possible risks may still occur in some patients, even if they are operated on by highly qualified surgeons. The risks include:
Numbness or changes in sensation
What question should you ask your surgeon before a Chin Augmentation Procedure?
Highly skilled plastic surgeons will take care to answer every question that a patient may pose before and after chin surgery. It is often advised for a patient to list the questions on a paper in advance of the consultation.
Some key questions to ask surgeons before chin augmentation surgery include:
Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
How many years of experience do you have in cosmetic surgery?
Do you have specific experiences with gender reassignment surgery procedures that alter a person’s facial features, such as a nose job, face lift, chin implants, jaw bone or chin advancement surgery?
Are the results I am seeking realistic?
What are the limitations of chin augmentation surgery?
Will there be visible scarring along the chin line?
Would I need pain medications to relieve pain during my recovery period? If so, until when would I need to take pain medication?
What is the treatment plan?
Would I receive local anesthesia or general anesthesia during the chin augmentation procedure?
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