Chin augmentation is a process where the chin is reshaped and enhanced by either having implants being placed or the bones of the chin reshaped to create the desired facial appearance.
What is it?
Chin augmentation is a procedure that involves reshaping or enhancing the size of a patient’s chin. This procedure can be performed using an implant, or by moving and reshaping bones that already exist. The goal of the procedure is to balance the appearance of the face affected by a birth defect or injury.
What should I do to prepare?
To prepare for a chin augmentation, patients should not take medicines containing aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E, as they can increase bleeding risk. Patients should also avoid smoking and drinking with a week of the procedure. Patients should refrain from eating anything after midnight the night before surgery. Patients should arrange for transportation to and from the surgery.
What happens during the process?
Local or general anesthesia is used in a chin augmentation. The doctor will then make incisions either behind the lower lip or under the chin. If implants are being used, then they are placed through these incisions. If bones are being reshaped, then the bones are altered through these incisions. The incisions are then closed after the implant or restructuring.
What are the risks and potential complications?
There are a few risks and complications specifically associated with a Chin augmentation procedure. These include the risk of the chin implant shifting, which may require additional surgery and the risk of infection. A patient should contact their doctor if a fever develops, if there is an unusual amount of pain or swelling, or if there is any abnormal discharge from the incision.
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