Reshapes the chin by inserting an implant or performing reduction
surgery on the bone. Chin augmentation is often done in connection
with a nose job (rhinoplasty) or a full face lift. Implants may include
solid silicone, bone or fat from the patient's body.
A half hour to about 2 hours, depending on individual circumstances.
Difficulty talking and smiling for several days after surgery. If
you have intra-oral sutures, a patient may be placed on a liquid diet
for several days.
If a patient has intra-oral sutures, he or she may be placed on a
liquid diet for several days. Patients can usually go back to work
within a week and resume workouts after about 2 weeks.
Possible bleeding, infection, facial numbness or reaction to anesthesia.
Capsular contraction in which the scar tissues become tightened and
hard. The implant may even shift out of position or work its way to
the surface of the skin, requiring a second operation.
Permanent, but results may require several months to become fully
visible. Bone and fat implants can possibly be reabsorbed into the
Some chin implants are inserted through the inside lower lip (intro-oral
incision) to avoid facial scarring. Chin augmentation is often combined
with liposuction to remove fat from under the chin and the neck.
Local with sedation