Who is a candidate?
Men or women with receding chins who desire a stronger jawline and a more balanced appearance of the lower face may be good candidates for chin augmentation. Chin augmentation can be combined with other procedures such as rhinoplasty to obtain the best possible cosmetic result.
How is chin augmentation performed?
Contoured implants made from solid silicone are used for chin augmentation. There is no scientific evidence that these implants are unsafe. An incision is made in the natural crease below the chin or inside the mouth. A pocket is carefully dissected in front of the chin bone. The implant is then inserted into the pocket and the skin is closed.
A general anaesthetic is recommended for chin augmentation, but you will be able to go home immediately after surgery. The surgery takes approximately one to 1 ½ hours.
What is the recovery period like?
Swelling and discomfort after surgery are normal for a few days. Dr. Hynes will prescribe pain medication for you as well as antibiotics to minimize the chances of infection. You will be able to shower within a week. The stitches will be removed within five to seven days.
Depending on your type of work, you may return within seven to 10 days of surgery. Although the skin will be healed within a week or so, it will be two or three weeks until full activities can be resumed (i.e., sports or heavy lifting).
What are the risks?
All surgery carries certain risks and chin augmentation is no exception. These include bleeding, infection, or shifting of the implant. Fortunately, most of these complications are rare. Dr. Hynes will review all the risks of chin augmentation with you in detail during your cosmetic consultation.
How can I obtain more information?
It’s important to have realistic expectations and to be properly informed about expected results and potential side effects, with any procedure.
If you would like to book a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hynes at our office in Hamilton, ON, please call us at (905) 645-5640 or book an appointment.
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