Chin Implant Surgery: Achieving a More Defined and Confident Look

Chin implant surgery is a popular treatment for people who are unhappy with their chin appearance. This surgery involves the placement of an implant into the chin to give it a more defined and confident look. Chin implant surgery comes with a number of benefits, including a more defined and confident appearance, improved speech quality, and reduced drooping of the jaw. If you’re considering chin implant surgery, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure a successful outcome.

The Steps Leading Up to the Procedure

The steps leading up to chin implant surgery are as follows: First, the patient must undergo a consultation with their surgeon to discuss their desired results. During this consultation, the surgeon will also determine if they are a candidate for chin implant surgery. If the patient is a candidate, they will then need to schedule an appointment with their surgeon. During this appointment, the surgeon will review the patient’s medical history and fill out additional paperwork. This paperwork will include information about the patient’s skin elasticity and other factors that may affect chin implant surgery. Once all of this information is gathered, the surgeon will then create a surgical plan. This surgical plan will include details about what type of Chin implant surgery will be performed and how many implants will be placed.  After creating the surgical plan, the surgeon will then perform an evaluation of the patient’s facial features. During this evaluation, they will make sure that all of the necessary equipment and supplies are available before beginning surgery. Following an evaluation of the patient’s facial features, surgery can begin! The first step in chin implant surgery is to numbed up the area around the mouth using local anesthesia (anesthesia that is put directly into the skin). Afterwards,the doctor makes an incision in the skin above and below your upper lip (i.e., your philtrum). They then insert a camera into your mouth so that they can see exactly where to place each implant.

After the Surgery: Recovery and Postoperative Instructions

Following surgery, you will be prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection. You should avoid engaging in strenuous activity until the wound has healed and your surgeon has given the okay. Nerve pain may be transient, but it can last up to three weeks and can be relieved with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. You may also need physical therapy to help regain movement and use of your chin. As soon as you are able, you should begin wearing a splint or brace for two to four weeks while the wound heals. If possible, avoid eating or drinking from a straw during this time so that the surgical adhesive does not come in contact with your mouth. After four weeks, the splint may be removed and you may begin using a soft diet with smooth liquids. It is important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and build up fluid around the implant site. Complete instructions on postoperative care will be provided by your surgeon at the time of surgery.