Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
There are numerous benefits to undergoing chin implants, including:
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 includes people with:
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:
A 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.
Chin implant surgery is a safe way to make your face in proportion. The surgery generally involves cutting the jaw and resetting the alignment of the jaw to restore proportions.
However, Centre for Surgery performs chin surgery with implants, a procedure we are renowned for.
Prior to surgery, your surgeon will be able to show you what the chin implant will look like using a 3D reconstruction.
The surgery will be undertaking using a local anaesthetic with twilight anaesthesia, so you will feel no pain or discomfort throughout the procedure. A small incision will be made under the chin. This will be made in the natural crease, so any scarring will not be noticeable. The implant is then inserted, and the incision is stitched shut. The sutures will be removed after one week. You will also be given antibiotics to take for a week to ensure you do not get any infections.
During the recovery period for your chin implant surgery, you may feel some pain and discomfort for the first few days. You can ask your surgeon what pain management medications are appropriate to take during this time. You may experience some bruising and swelling, but this is a normal side effect. To reduce this, you can apply a cold compressor.
You will have to be on a soft diet for 10 days while the incision heals. You will have to avoid vigorous physical activity for four weeks.
Chin implants are ideal for both men and women who wish to achieve a defined appearance of the chin and the jawline. Most importantly you must have realistic expectations about the results.
The procedure takes approximately an hour for completion.
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 have a soft diet for up to ten days until the incisions heal completely, and vigorous physical activity can be resumed after 4 weeks.
The results of chin implants can be 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.
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.
You may experience swelling and bruising for the first few days following your surgery and cold compressor is recommended to reduce it.
Chin implants focus more on helping people achieve a defined jawline structure, whereas, other procedures such as neck lift and facelift are for people who are looking for tighter skin on the neck area for a younger appearance.
If you are still unsure, you can discuss this during your consultation with the surgeon who can give you his advice to help you with your decision.
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.
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.
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.