Chin implant or Chin Augmentation
The chin is an important part of the face and can change your whole look. If your chin is receding it could be due to underdevelopment of your face or the lower jaw. Because of this, you might get the illusion of a high up nose and bad neck outline. Chin augmentation surgery is often performed together with nose reshaping procedures or other neck lift treatments. This is for the reason that the right placements of a chin implant can proportionately restore the look of the entire face.
This treatment can be carried out by moving the bone frontward, or by placing an implant. You should get an implant procedure if your dental occlusion is standard and you have a receding chin. Implants are generally useful for chin and mandibular augmentation. The porous structure of the implant enables it to integrate with your tissue without the risk of the body refusing it with results of capsule formation which is sometimes seen with silicone implants. The implant will put volume into your existing chin by means of directly securing the chin implant to the bone. Implants are available in various sizes, enabling the doctor to pick a custom implant that suits your current bone structure.
We can help you choose the most suitable implants that are right according to your requirement. Every patient’s anatomy and needs are different so Dr Haque carefully examines every individual and prepares a customized surgical plan for each patient.
Chin Surgery / Augmentation Procedure
Chin augmentation is done through an incision beneath the chin or within the mouth. Space right on the bone is made and the implant secured directly to the bone. The treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis and can be done with either a general or local anesthesia.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Individuals of all age groups who have an under developed jaw and lower face and normal dental occlusion may benefit from this procedure.
How to Prepare for Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Before you get this treatment, make sure you have good oral hygiene. You must also make sure that any medical conditions, are under control by your primary care physician.
Recovery from the Chin Augmentation
For the first few days after your surgery, you may have to use a chin support strap. You may experience provisional numbness of the lower lip; however it will end in a few days. You must avoid taking hot liquids immediately after the procedure in order to remain safe from burns. Certain risks that are linked with chin implant surgery are infections, bruising, sagging of the chin, and malposition of the implant.
Financing Your Procedure
We are always examining companies in order to find the best financial option for you. To learn about financing your surgery in detail, please visit our financing page.
Scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC
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