Chin surgery is done to improve your looks and help with “weak “chin problems. Dr. Olmedo considers chin augmentation with implants for those patients with a normal bite as well as normal function and developing of the chin. A biocompatible implant is implanted over the mandible, increasing the dimension of your chin. Depending on the region augmented, it can create a stronger chin an even expand your face.
If you have a small chin but a normal functional mandible, chin augmentation with implants could be right for you. You might of used temporary fillers on the past but now are looking for a more permanent solution. Like any implant surgery, you must count with good immunological health that functions properly.
There are different options for aesthetic chin surgery. Chin surgery increases the bone size of the mandible creating a stronger chin, making the chin bigger and extend your face. There are different implants with different shapes, sizes and materials available to choose depending on your needs. Solid silicon implants can be implanted through a small incision underneath the chin or sometimes inside the mouth. The chin implant is safely located in a space between the tissue and bone. The incision is then closed increasing the chin size. The surgery takes about 30 to 45 minutes to do, if no other surgery is done other than chin surgery. An adhesive tape is located over the skin to help maintain the implant in place during the period of normal inflammation after the surgery.
After the surgery, you will have a better facial shape. The recovery generally depends on the surgical approach chosen or if other surgeries are done at the same time. If the chin augmentation is done through the inner part of the mouth, a diet based on liquids and soft solid will be given till the mucous has healed. Rinsing of the mouth after each meal will be necessary to help maintain the wound clean. If the incision is made underneath the chin, the stitches are normally removed 4 to 7 days after.
If you are planning in getting a chin augmentation, click here to request more information online or call Olmedo’s Plastic Surgery at +52 33 3642 7084.