Chin augmentation plastic surgery is intended for people looking to reconstruct their chin shape. Typically, the surgery involves reshaping of bones, insertion of implants or a combination of the two.
Chin enhancement surgery is performed at a local hospital or an accredited surgical center. Your surgeon will take x-rays of your chin and face during the preoperative phase. This is necessary for identifying the chin areas that require augmentation. An experienced surgeon will be able to customize the procedure according to your facial anatomy and your personal aesthetic needs.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides chin augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Chin Augmentation Benefits
Chin augmentation adds volume to a recessive chin and helps in improving the overall facial features and proportion. People with receding or weak chins are great candidates for this type of plastic surgery. Chin augmentation can be combined with other facial procedures, such as a rhinoplasty for creating aesthetic outcomes.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
You will be given general or local anesthesia prior the cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic surgeon will begin making incisions once the anesthesia takes full effect. Generally, incisions in a chin augmentation procedure are made beneath the chin or inside/outside the mouth.
The surgeon will carve out a cavity through the incision in front of the chin bone. This is where the implant will be inserted. Screws or sutures may also be used for the attaching the implant to the chin bone. The surgeon will encase the implant properly once it is placed. They will use sutures to make sure the implant stays in place.
Your surgeon will make an incision on the lower gum if there is reconfiguration of the bone involved. Generally, the incision is made to attain access to the chin bone. The next incision is made shortly made after the first one. It is made using a bone saw or chisel through the jaw bone.
Subsequently, the jaw bone shifts and is screwed in place. Once the surgery is over, the incisions are closed with the help of sutures. In certain special circumstances, chin augmentation is performed in combination with a rhinoplasty. Chin augmentation can also be combined with facial liposuction. This helps in correcting bite problems.
Care and Recovery after the Surgery
It is normal to experience mild pain in chin augmentation procedure. The pain shall stay for a few days. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to reduce the discomfort. The swelling will subside within a few weeks, but the numbness may persist in the area for a longer time. The bandages covering the incision area would be removed in a week.
Your surgeon may direct you to wear braces when you are sleeping for better recovery. Patients can usually resume regular activities within 1 to 2 weeks after the chin augmentation surgery depending on the extent of the procedure. Scars are generally not noticeable when the surgeon makes the incision underneath the chin or inside the mouth.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for chin implants surgery.
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