Prior to your surgery, you will have the opportunity to speak with Dr Motykie about any part of your surgical procedure and/or recovery process. You will be asked to change into a surgical gown and Dr Motykie will place surgical markings on your face. Lastly, wear loose fitting clothing the day of your surgery that is easy to get in and out of such as sweat pants and a shirt that zippers in the front.
Anesthesia and Operating Facility
For your chin augmentation you most likely receive general anesthesia (you are asleep) for your own personal comfort, safety and surgical ease. It is Dr Motykie’s opinion that the safest and most effective way to perform facial surgery is under general anesthesia.
Dr. Motykie uses only Board Certified Anesthesiologists to administer anesthesia and monitor your safety during your surgery. You may be given medication before reaching the operating room so you will feel relaxed before surgery. The surgery takes approximately 30-45 minutes to perform in its entirety. Every surgery is performed in a fully accredited, state of the art (AAAASF) surgical facility where your safety, comfort and privacy are of the utmost importance. Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) precautions are taken with every patient and include a minimum of anti-embolic stockings and sequential compression devices (SCDs) on the lower extremities during the entire length of your procedure.
After general anesthesia is administered (you are put to sleep), a small incision is made inside of your lower mouth opposite your lower front teeth (unless a necklift is also being performed in which case the same incision underneath your chin is used to perform both procedures). A pocket is then dissected for placement of the silicone chin implant along the border of your jawline. The proper size and shape implant is then selected and custom tailored by Dr. Motykie to best enhance your chin and facial appearance. The custom tailored implant is placed directly upon the jawbone so that it sits snuggly inside the pocket and is unable to move after the operation. The implant is sutured in place and the small intra-oral incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.
After surgery you will be brought to the recovery area where you will be allowed to rest and completely recover from anesthesia. Nurses will be on staff by your bedside to make sure you are recovering properly as well as being able to provide you with pain medications and small amounts of water and/or ice chips while you are becoming more awake and alert. After you have fully recovered from anesthesia, you may be released to home with a responsible adult or you may choose to stay overnight in an outpatient recovery retreat where there are nurses on staff 24hrs to assist you with post-operative care and medications.
The most comfortable position to recover in after surgery is a reclining chair with your head elevated. Over the first night you will most likely find yourself having to use the bathroom frequently. This is normal and is due to the intravenous fluids you received during your surgical procedure. The night following your surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort that can be controlled with your prescribed pain medication. Temporary bruising, swelling and numbness are common the first night after surgery.
- Day Of Surgery
- Post Operative 1 day | 1 week | 1 Month | Long Term
- Revision Chin Augmentation
- Combined Procedures