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Facial Implants - Chin

Facial contours are among your most noticeable features. Some individuals may be unhappy with how they look as a result of congenital defects or injury to the face, while others are simply dissatisfied with their appearance. Chin implants can achieve a proportional size or balanced shape to the face.

Chin Implants

Chin implants are made of soft, solid silicone or porous substances that are designed to integrate with surrounding tissues. These implants are frequently chosen to enhance areas of the face for the following reasons:

• areas of the face are asymmetrical

• an area of the face is not well developed

• an area of the face is malformed due to a health condition

• to achieve better facial proportion for nose surgery patients

Chin implants improve or accentuate the appearance by providing balance or enhancing your natural contours.

Chin Implant Incision and Pocket Formation

The procedure is usually performed through a small incision on the inside of the mouth or along the underside of the chin. You should discuss the benefits of each type of incision with your physician. To begin the procedure, your physician will make an incision along a pre-marked line. Then, with the aid of an electrocautery device or other surgical instruments, your physician carefully creates a pocket below the muscle layer, just above your jawbone.

Chin Implant Placement and Closure

Chin implants are pliable, which allows them to be inserted through a small opening. Your physician will insert and carefully position a sterile implant, ensuring a tension-free fit inside the pocket. With the implant in place, your physician will verify that it looks natural and balanced, making any necessary adjustments. Once satisfied, your physician will close the pocket and skin incision with sutures. Small bandages in combination with a compression bandage may be applied to provide comfort and support.

Chin Implant Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some pain, swelling, and bruising after surgery, which will decrease over the course of several days. If the incision was made inside your mouth, the sutures will most likely dissolve. If non-dissolving sutures were used for an incision beneath your chin, they will usually be removed within seven to ten days. While you may feel well enough to return to work and normal activities in approximately a week, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity for approximately three to four weeks.

Chin Implant Results

You will notice results from facial implant procedures immediately. Swelling after the procedure may cause the skin to appear shiny at first, but it will subside within a couple of weeks, and the skin will regain its normal appearance. As the swelling subsides, the area that received the implant will soften and will look even more natural. Scars are hidden in creases or in areas where they are difficult to detect, and they will fade considerably over time, making them almost imperceptible.

With chin implants, you can achieve the shape, definition, and contours that you have always wanted.

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