How can facial implants improve the aesthetics of my face?
A beautiful face is a balanced face with the eyes, nose, lips, cheek, and chin in proportion with each other. Facial implants can be used to enhance structural integrity and create a more balanced and attractive face in patients with a disproportion between the different sections of the face.
What is a chin implant?
Augmentation of the chin is one of the most common facial implant procedures. A chin implant can improve the appearance of the chin. These facial implants are made of biocompatible materials and are available in different shapes and sizes to achieve the desired results.
Am I candidate for a cheek implant?
Good health is one of the prerequisites for the implantation procedure. Smoking hampers the wound healing ability of the body and causes increased scarring. If you are a smoker, the surgeon may ask you to quit smoking before the surgery and continue to abstain from it after the procedure as well.
How is the chin implant performed?
Chin implant surgery is performed under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. An incision is made below your chin or inside your mouth and an appropriate implant is inserted in the chin. The implant is held in place either by making a well-fitting pocket or fixing it to the surrounding bone or soft tissue. The incision is finally closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
What can I expect after chin implant surgery?
Pain killers and antibiotics are prescribed after the surgery to reduce pain and the risk of infection. Localised swelling, discolouration, numbness or discomfort at the operated site may develop after the procedure. Some facial movements may also be temporarily restricted during the healing phase.
Contact your surgeon immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms after the surgery:
- Abnormal pain or swelling
- Abnormal discharge from the incision site
- Fever greater than 100°F
When can I expect to see results of the surgery?
The final results of the surgery and the actual improvement in appearance can be appreciated only after 3-4 months of the surgery.
I am worried about scars formed from the surgical incisions.
The incision is made either below the chin or inside the mouth below the lower lip, making it hardly noticeable.