The cost for chin implants will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit.
Bruising and swelling are commonly seen after surgery. Other risks include movement of the implant, numbness, irregular contour, asymmetry, fluid accumulation, bleeding, infection, need for revision, scarring. As with any surgery, there are cardiac and pulmonary risks of anesthesia.
Patients can usually return to social and work activities within two to four days as bruising and swelling decrease. Discomfort can be relieved with oral medications.
A pressure bandage will be placed across the chin after the procedure to keep minimize swelling and bruising. The dressing is removed after one to two days. Bruising and swelling resolve over the next one to two weeks. Pain is usually controlled with oral pain medication. If the chin implant has been inserted through the… Read More
The incision for chin implant insertion can be made inconspicuously in the crease under the chin or in the mouth. A pocket is made in the soft tissues in front of the chin bone and under the muscle. the chin implant is slipped into the pocket and sewn in place. The chin incision under the… Read More
Two weeks before surgery aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements which may increase the chance of bleeding should be stopped. Patients should not smoke prior to surgery since smoking delays healing. You will need someone to bring you to surgery, take you home and stay with you after the procedure. Instructions will be given at… Read More
In general, IV anesthesia is used for chin implant surgery. “Twilight sleep” anesthesia uses a sedating medication administered though soft IV tubing to keep the patient comfortable, pain free and without recollection of the the procedure. There is no breathing tube placed in the throat. Patients wake up quickly, able to go home within half… Read More
Chin implants are made out of a variety of FDA approved materials which have been safely used for many years. Sialastic, an inert silicone substance, and Gore-Tex a material poduct widely used in medical implants, are used in chin implantation surgery. These materials are well tolerated, are permanent and do not elicit a reaction from… Read More
Persons who feel that they have a weak chin, microgenia, out of balance with a prominent nose can benefit from chin augmentation. It is best that candidates have a normal bite.
A mentoplasty, chin augmentation, is a procedure that reshapes the proportions of the face by inserting a safe FDA approved, plastic implant over the chin. The implant extends a receding chin, balancing the features of the face.