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Chin Implants

Chin implants are ideal when facial balance is required in the lower third of the face. Chin deficiency is usually apparent on looking at a person’s side profile, where the chin should align with a vertical line drawn through the philtrum (junction between nose and upper lip). Our surgeons use silicone implants and specially customise the implant to fit a patient’s individual jaw line. A chin implant is a very low risk implant that can greatly improve facial harmony of a patient’s face, and is completely removable and reversible. The chin implant can be inserted under local anaesthesia with twilight anaesthesia, by making a small incision under the chin in a natural hidden crease. Patients are given a week of antibiotics as a preventative measure against infection, the sutures are removed after one week. The implant is maintenance-free. Centre for surgery insert chin implants on their own as a single procedure, or commonly used in conjunction with rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation or facelift to enhance the result.

Although Chin implant surgery, traditionally involved making cuts into the jaw (mentoplasty) and resetting of the position of the jaw (sliding genioplasty). This involved significant surgerical morbidity and with realignment of the jaw there was a longer recovery time, risk of cross bite and nerve injury. Chin implants provide a very safe way of avoiding mentoplasty or sliding genioplasty, while restoring natural facial proportions. In women, chin implants restore facial proportion and natural beauty. In men, having a well formed chin is a key feature of optimum male facial aesthetics.

Chin implants

Chin augmentation using chin implants is a procedure that Centre for Surgery is renowned for. You may be an ideal patient if you have a small chin or if the lower portion of the jaw bone lies behind the lips. Chin implants are frequently needed to give a more natural result with rhinoplasty. Your surgeon will be able to show how the chin implants will look on a 3D reconstruction when implanted into the submental region.

The Chin Implants Consultation

The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the chin implants procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.

Your chin implants surgeon will:

  1. Take a focused history and examine you
  2. Explain the chin implants procedure
  3. Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you

An chin implants surgeon can be either from a plastic surgery, ENT surgery or maxillofacial surgery background. All three specialities are fully trained to perform chin implants.

What Can You Expect From Chin Implants?

Most patient experience an improvement in their facial structure for their whole life as chin implant procedure delivers a permanent result.

Chin Implants Recovery Process

You may experience a little discomfort for a day or two following your surgery, but you will be able to return to your normal activities after that. We recommend you to apply a cold compressor to reduce bruising and swelling, if need be. You should restrict to soft diet for up to ten days until the incisions heal completely, and vigorous physical activity can be resumed after 4 weeks.

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Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Chin Implants

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with chin implants surgery.

We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.

Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.

The chin implants procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.

Good candidate include people with:

  • Weak, receding chin
  • Prominent nose and do not want to go for Rhinoplasty
  • Do not like the structure of their chin
  • Fleshy neck
Benefits Of Chin Implants

  • Defined jawline improving overall facial feature
  • Improves receding, weak jaw
  • Enhances neck line
  • Helps boost up self-esteem

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CHIN IMPLANTS FAQ

Am I an ideal candidate for chin implants?

Chin implants is ideal for both men and women who wish to achieve a defined appearance of the chin and the jawline. Most importantly you must have a realistic expectations about the results.

How is chin implants performed?

  • A pocket is created by making a small incision either inside your mouth or under the chin
  • The chin implant is then placed inside the pocket, which is usually attached to the bone and tissues using sutures or screws
  • The incisions are then stitched back with sutures that will heal within the first few days

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes approximately an hour for completion.

How is the recovery period going to be like?

You may experience a little discomfort for a day or two following your surgery, but you will be able to return to your normal activities after that. We recommend you to apply a cold compressor to reduce bruising and swelling, if need be. You should restrict to soft diet for up to ten days until the incisions heal completely, and vigorous physical activity can be resumed after 4 weeks.

What results can I achieve from chin implants?

The results of chin implants can be permanent and most patients experience an improvement in their facial structure for the rest of their lives. However, in very few cases the implants will have to be removed if the incisions get infected.

Are there any risks associated with chin implants?

A few complications that are associated with the procedure are infection, implant shifting and temporary numbness, but these can be avoided with maximum safety optimisation.

Will I experience bruising and swelling?

You may experience swelling and bruising for the first few days following your surgery and cold compressor is recommended to reduce it.

Will I be left with scars after the surgery?

The incision is made under the chin so will be hardly visible and will heal over time.

How do I know if I should go for chin implants, necklift or facelift?

Chin implants focus more on helping people achieve a defined jawline structure, whereas, other procedures such as necklift and facelift are for people who are looking for tighter skin on the neck area for a younger appearance. You will have to decide what is it that you wish to achieve and choose the appropriate procedure for you.

Is still unsure, you can discuss this during your consultation with the surgeon who can give you his advice to help you with your decision.

Can chin implants be performed with other procedures such as neck liposuction?

Yes, certain procedures like neck liposuction or facelift removes fat and tightens skin and chin implants can be done on top of that to give you an improved and defined appearance overall.

When can I go back to the gym?

You can go back to your normal routine after a few days following your surgery, however, extensive exercise should be avoided for at least 3 weeks to let your body heal completely.

For men, will shaving affect the results?

Men may shave their entire face including the chin area with a straight edge blade a few days after the surgery, but we recommend you to use an electric razor only after about 10 days.

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