A chin correction can bring the face into balance in a relatively easy way. It is a solution for an underdeveloped or receding chin. Many people do not know that a chin implant can make a large nose look smaller. A chin correction can thus be combined with rhinoplasty (nose correction), a neck lift and/or a facelift. The plastic surgeon will inform you regarding the procedure which offers the desired results.
CHIN CORRECTION WITH CHIN IMPLANT: THE PROCEDURE
A chin correction is done under general anesthesia and takes about one hour. An incision is made under the chin or inside the mouth. Next, the chin implant is placed under the chin muscles and under the periosteum of the jaw. Finally, the incision is sutured. An incision inside the mouth leaves no scar, but involves a higher risk of infection.
THE CHIN IMPLANT
A chin implant is a prosthesis containing firm silicone. The chin implant is available in various shapes and sizes.
CHIN CORRECTION WITH CHIN IMPLANT: POSTOPERATIVE CARE
You can go home the day of the chin correction. During the first week you need to wear an external compress to keep the chin implant in place. Thereafter, you should be able to reassume work. Swelling and discoloration of the skin will disappear a couple of weeks after the chin correction.
CHIN IMPLANT: COST
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