What is Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Chin augmentation procedures are aesthetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons to provide a cosmetic shape change that individuals need. The chin augmentation procedure, which is generally performed to balance the harmony of the face and the chin, enables to enlarge the chin bone of the patient and correct the functional disorders. In such procedures, it may be possible to make changes in chin bones by placing an implant.
Chin augmentation procedures are performed by surgeons in sterilised clinical or hospital environments. Before the surgery, the face and chin x-rays are taken, and the procedure is planned. In chin augmentation procedures, incisions are performed through the mouth or the lower side of the chin. If implant placement is in question, surgeons create a pouch under the muscles between the chin bones and place the implant into this pouch.
According to the chin augmentation method to be performed by the surgeon, the implant is placed in and filled with a biological fluid; then, the incisions are sutured. If the incision is performed through the mouth, sutures are not visible. This surgical procedure lasts 1-3 hours.
What are the Complications That May Occur After Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Although they do not carry huge risks, some complications may occur after chin augmentation procedures;
- Slip of implant
- Teeth damage
- Sensory loss in the chin site
Many patients are satisfied with these types of procedures and they continue their lives with higher self-confidence.
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Chin Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of chin augmentation surgery?
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For whom chin augmentation procedures are performed?
Chin augmentation procedure is performed for people with congenital or acquired chin structure disorders.
How type of anaesthesia is administered for chin augmentation surgery?
General anaesthesia is preferred if the planned process includes an implant placement. Addition of local anaesthesia in such operations ensures that the patient does not feel pain after surgery.
Are there any risks of chin augmentation surgery?
As with any surgery, there are some risks in chin augmentation surgery. The surgeon who will perform the operation would explain the risks to the patient in advance.
How soon will the patient recover after the chin augmentation surgery?
It is normal for the patient to feel pain and discomfort after the chin augmentation procedures. Regular use of painkillers prescribed by the surgeon after the process minimises the pain. After the augmentation surgery, the patient can return to his/her daily routines within 7-10 days. Liquid and puree type food should be eaten for a few days after the surgery.
The patient will recover within approximately six weeks. Because the swelling that may occur in the chin recover within about six weeks. One of the factors affecting the healing process is the chin augmentation method performed by the surgeon.
Does the surgeon break the jawbone as a part of the process during the chin augmentation surgery?
Only if there is a situation requiring to break the jawbone. The chin is not fractured for placing implants.