What is a chin augmentation surgery ?
A chin augmentation using plastic surgery procedures can reshape the chin by placing implants or by using surgical techniques to the jaw bone. A chin augmentation surgery can restore the balance of your face and many patients prefer to combine this plastic surgery procedure along with a rhinoplasty surgery.
How a chin augmentation is done?
The implants used for chin augmentation are made of gore-tex or it is used a medical grade silicon. Chin augmentation surgery can be performed in two methods: one can use an incision inside the mouth and this involves adjusting the chin bone and the second method is to insert an implant. When inserting an implant , the incision is made also in the mouth , underside of chin. Also, when inserting an implant , the chin augmentation surgery leaves a small scar , but the scar in this case is less visible , almost negligible.
Types of materials used for chin augmentation:
For chin augmentation procedure can be used different types of materials , but silicon products are the safest because chemical reaction is very rare. When you decide to have a chin augmentation surgery using implants, you’ll have to choose the shape, the size and firmness of the implant. There are also semi-solid implants, made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylane or polyethylene and these implants for chin are more pliable than silicone , also the reaction is very rare.
How is chin augmentation performed:
A chin augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities within a week , the procedure itself will last 1-3 hours. The surgeon will suggest you to take liquid food for a week after surgery.
If you decide to combine a chin augmentation surgery with a rhinoplasty then the recovery will last more, it will take around 2-3 weeks for recovery.
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