If you are considering having chin augmentation surgery then you will likely have a number of questions about the procedure. To this end we are going to breakdown this particular procedure today, answering your questions around what to expect from this surgery, the procedure itself and the results and the recovery.
this is a procedure which give many people a great amount of confidence in the way that they look and it has been a life changing procedure for so many. If you have been thinking about it, then here are answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about chin augmentation surgery.
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What Are Chin Implants Made From?
The most common form of implant is made from a soft and flexible material, usually from silicon. This material needs to be supple so that it can slide in under the skin and so that it is flexible when the jaw is moving. The body will not react badly to this material either, so you shouldn’t worry about your body rejecting it or anything like that.
How Will The Implant Be Placed?
The surgery itself will be done with you under light anesthesia or asleep if you so wish. The surgeon will then take a scalpel and create an incision under your chin. Once the incision has been made the silicon implant will slide through that incision and be placed on the chin and into position. When the implant is in position it will be screwed to the jawbone. The surgeon will not always screw the implant down, speak with them about his ahead of your operation. Once this has been done, the incision will be stitched up.
What Is Recovery Going to Be Like?
In the hours and the days following your chin augmentation surgery you are going to feel a high level of discomfort and pain. The body has to react to both the surgery and the new piece of equipment inside, and so that is going to involve some swelling. It is expected that you feel a tightness in your chin for around 2 weeks after the surgery, during which time you will have to change your diet in order to avoid foods which need to be chewed.
When Will The Stitches Come Out?
The stitches will be taken out between 3 and 5 days after the operation. The removal of the sutures will not be painful and has been described as uncomfortable at worst.
Will There be a Scar?
There may be some scarring, much of it depends on what technique was used for the incision and how your body heals. If the incisions are made inside your mouth then there will be no scars, if the incision was external then we can expect some slight scarring but this should be underneath the chin.
Any more questions which you may have about a chin augmentation surgery then please feel free to write them down in the comments section, we’d be delighted to help you out.