Chin Augmentation: What To Know
May 14, 2020
SERVING PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE, AND NEARBY AREAS OF ARIZONA
Have you been thinking about getting chin augmentation? Maybe you’ve wondered exactly how the process is completed or what recovery looks like. Perhaps you’ve been curious about what you should expect after the recovery process is complete or whether or not the implants used for chin augmentation are considered permanent. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, as you can get answers to these questions and more by simply reading this article.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
This is a process that is performed by a highly qualified plastic surgeon where a synthetic implant is placed into the area of the chin in order to better define the neck and jawline. It works well for individuals who have weak or recessed chins because it makes the jawline much more strong and clearly defined, thereby making the face more attractive overall.
How Is Chin Augmentation Completed?
Typically, a very small incision is made either directly underneath the chin or inside the mouth. This incision gives access so the plastic surgeon can insert the implant. It is generally done as an outpatient procedure and can be finished in as little as one hour if this is the only procedure being done. Sometimes it’s done under general anesthesia and sometimes it’s done under local anesthetic with additional sedation. The patient is monitored carefully throughout the entire procedure. In addition, the implant can be custom made for the individual patient. Once the process is complete, the small incision is sutured and the patient is able to go home.
What Does Recovery Look Like?
Typically, anyone who has this type of procedure done can return to mild activities in about seven days. Most patients can return to strenuous activities in about three to four weeks. It is necessary to sleep on your back or sitting up for approximately one to two weeks, because you don’t want to damage the sutures or the implant itself while everything is still in the healing process. You can expect to see your final results after about a month, although there may still be a little bit of swelling. After three months, you can enjoy your new, stronger jawline and keep that look for the rest of your life.
What Can You Expect After Recovery Is Complete?
As previously mentioned, this is a permanent procedure. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about needing to return in order to have additional surgeries unless there is some type of trauma or injury to your chin which could potentially damage the implant. Even though your face will age naturally through the years, the implant itself won’t change. That means you won’t have to worry about that weak chin showing back up later on down the road.
The most important thing you need to remember is to work with a well-qualified plastic surgeon that can help you get the look you want safely. If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of a weak or recessed chin, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Doctors Ali or Tamir Mosharrafa at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, AZ.