Things you need to know
-Chin augmentation is also known as chin surgery or genioplasty, a procedure for redefining and refining the chin and improving the overall appearance
- Chin augmentation involves fewer risks and is a relatively safe procedure with the recovery period also being very short
-Chin augmentation is considered one of those surgeries which will give you lasting effects i.e. it is more of a permanent change
What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a form of cosmetic surgery done to reshape or enhance the size of the chin. It can either be done by reshaping or moving the bones of the jaw or an expert inserts an implant in the chin to give it a shape that improves the patient’s self-confidence. These procedures help to better the facial features and build up the lost confidence level.
Why consider getting a chin implant?
While many people think getting a chin implant will make them look beautiful, this is one of the cases, but there are also people who opt for chin implants to help correct and deal with a medical condition that affects their face due to any injury. For example, anyone who has a weak chin can get chin augmentation or chin surgery to support their chin and bring back a better facial appearance that corrects the face and enhances confidence.
Who is the best candidate for a chin implant?
Chin surgery or chin implant is best for patients who are otherwise in good shape and health. Patients who are healthy and without any active or serious diseases or medical conditions are considered the best candidates for chin implants. In addition, chin augmentation surgery can be an effective procedure for patients who either have a small chin or have some deformity that needs refining.
What are the risks of chin augmentation?
When chin augmentation is performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon there are very few complications. Possible risks that can be caused after chin augmentation are infection, side effects from anaesthesia, internal bleeding or lasting scar. The chances of these risks can be minimised by choosing a surgeon who is board-certified and well experienced.
How is the treatment done?
This chin surgery is usually a procedure performed using general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision either underneath the chin or inside and around the mouth for creating a space for implants. Once the incision is made, the cosmetic surgeon creates a space and fits the chin implants around the chin bone or jaw bone.
The surgery in itself typically takes 1 to 2 hours maximum, however, if any other procedures are added the time will differ accordingly. Once the surgery is completed, the incision is stitched and bandaged properly.
Recovering Post Chin Augmentation
Because each patient’s body is unique, the time it takes to recuperate may vary. However, most chin augmentation patients recover in 7-8 days. The patient may have minor discomfort that can be easily managed with pain medicines. Following therapy, the doctor will recommend various resting postures to be followed to reduce discomfort and pain. Within four weeks of chin augmentation, you should be able to resume any strenuous exercise.
Anyone who is healthy and has no serious medical history is eligible for chin augmentation.
It takes approximately 3-4 weeks post-surgery for the swelling to subside. Once the surgery is completed and the chin is healed the facial features and confidence level of the patient are boosted.
The results of chin augmentation are mostly near to permanent. It can last for 8-10 years very easily without any discomfort.