Information on Cheek and Chin Implant Surgery

Giving more definition to your face

If you would prefer your chin or cheeks to be a slightly different size or shape, implants are an effective solution, producing more defined features that are better proportioned and more balanced.

Cheek or chin implants can be combined with other facial procedures such as a face lift or nose reshaping surgery to achieve a better facial balance.

There are several options available for aesthetic chin surgery. Aesthetic chin surgery augments the bony structure of your jaw, and can create a stronger chin, make the chin wider, or even slightly lengthen your face.

Implants of multiple shapes, sizes, and materials are available, and are chosen depending on the changes desired and the technique utilized.

To enhance your appearance producing features that are better proportioned and more balanced. For correcting weak and unbalanced features to improve your neck line and make a large nose appear smaller. Benefits also include strengthening your jaw line and for increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem.

Cheek or implant surgery is not a new procedure, however, in recent years has grown in popularity. Chin implant surgery is one of the quickest cosmetic procedures to perform.

Your nurse counsellor at Profile Perfection will discuss all of your options, discuss the procedure itself, answer all of your questions and concerns and assist you to make the initial steps toward surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will advise you about the surgery, discuss your medical history (when you are to discontinue or resume activities like smoking, or taking aspirin or any other medication). They will ensure that you are medically fit for the procedure.

You will be able to present your expectations to your plastic surgeon.

You Profile Perfection nurseĀ counsellor will be available at all times to answer any questions you have post consultation with the surgeon.

The surgery plan will be made between you and your plastic surgeon, but the final decision whether to have the surgery is always yours and should not be made in a rush. Contact with your nurse counsellor at Profile Perfection is vital through these stages of decision making. Make a decision when you are satisfied with the information you have received.

The plastic surgeon will visit you in your room and may mark the cheek or chin with a pen in preparation for your implant surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will also obtain your final consent, and answer any last minute questions you may have.

Incision is made and a pocket created to accommodate the implant.

A solid silicone implant is placed through a small incision.

Other rigid biocompatible materials (such as Medpor) are also used for chin augmentation.

The implant is secured in place either by designing a well-fitting pocket, or affixing it to soft tissue or bone.

The incision is closed usually with dissolvable sutures.

The procedure lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour and is carried under general anesthetic.

You may have an Elastoplasts dressing.

Your plastic surgeon will advise you in relation to how long to stay off work.

If the incision was made inside the mouth, take soft fluids only through a straw until more comfortable.

You should also avoid hot/spicy foods and use anti-bacterial mouth washes frequently.

It is very important that you attend the follow up post-surgery appointment to care for your wound and see your plastic surgeon post-operatively to make sure that you are healing well.

You will have your own personal nurse counsellor at Profile Perfection both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.

You may experience some local swelling but this normally settles within approximately a week, allowing you to return to work.

Will chin surgery be painful?

The majority of patients do not consider cosmetic chin surgery to be painful surgery. There is a period of “tightness” associated with the increased volume from the chin implant, which is worse right after surgery due to the body’s normal swelling response. Discomfort responds rapidly to oral pain medications, which are usually only needed for a few days.

Will there be scarring after undergoing chin surgery?

If the intra-oral approach for chin augmentation is used, no visible external scars will be present. If your surgeon places the implant through an incision under your chin, a very small scar will be present in a well-concealed region. With usual social encounters, this scar is not visible.

What are some typical short-term side-effects of undergoing chin surgery?

It is normal to have a change in chin sensation after anaesthetic chin surgery. Right after surgery, your chin will be “asleep” due to the local anaesthetics utilised. After your chin “wakes up”, sensations maybe heightened until sensory nerves near the implant get used to their new, tighter surroundings.

How long does the treatment take?

What type of care will I need after treatment?

Will I need pain relief following treatment?

Will I have swelling or bruising and can these be treated?

These are just some of the commonly asked questions but please feel free to ask your nurse counsellor at Profile Perfection for more information…

It is important that your decision to have a cosmetic surgery procedure is considered carefully.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your plastic surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery so that the plastic surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Initially you should have a detailed consultation at Profile Perfection to discuss the different types of procedure options available to you. Together we can discuss the options of which surgeons are specialised in this type of procedure and organise a consultation with the surgeon.

Once all of your questions and queries have been answered and you are ready to go ahead with the procedure we can start your journey. You will have a high level of support from beginning to end.

Having a procedure can be very daunting and you may feel that you do not know which procedure will be best for you? Which surgeon should I pick? Who will answer all of my questions when I get worried? What questions should l ask the surgeon?

At Profile Perfection we will support you and your decision, guiding you from the initial consultation all the way through to recovery.

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