What is a Chin Implant?
The chin implant is an aesthetic surgery procedure, which is frequently performed in patients with normal dental structure and chin development for aesthetic concerns. With this surgical intervention, an appropriate implant is placed on the jaw bone; the chin is augmented, which results in a better cosmetic look.
What Does a Chin Implant Do?
If you have a not-so-weak face and your teeth and chin structures are normal, the chin implant method is the right choice. As in all other organs, the chin should have a healthy structure for the implant. And the patient is expected to have a robust immune system.
What are the Advantages of Chin Implant Surgery?
The most important advantage of chin implant surgery is that the patient can recover within the shortest time and return to his/her normal life activities. Other advantages are:
- Having a permanent and robust chin structure compared to temporary fillings
- Being performed simultaneously in coordination with the procedures such as nose aesthetics
- Implant diversity offers options suitable for all chin shapes.
How is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?
It is possible to talk about many different methods in chin implant procedures. Chin implants can be made of different materials, in different shapes and sizes. The surgery process starts with selecting the right implant, depending on the desired result and the patient’s choice. Before placing the implant, an incision is performed through the skin in the site of the chin bone or through the mouth. A pouch of the suitable size for the size of the implant is created in the incision site, and the implant is placed. The operation process is terminated by suturing and closing the incision.
Healing Process After Chin Implant
The recovery process of patients with chin implants varies depending on the method applied by the surgeon. The patient’s regular use of painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by the surgeon after the chin implant surgery ensure the post-operative pain and swelling disappear within a shorter time. In addition, substantial physical activities should be avoided in the first days after the operation, and liquid and porridge type food should be consumed for a while.
Another factor is the presence of any other cosmetic intervention that will be combined with chin implant surgery. If the patient had undergone only chin implant surgery, s/he would be discharged and be able to move comfortably at his/her home on the same day. Sensory loss in the lower lip and chin will disappear within 1-2 days.
Chin Implant Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of chin implant surgery?
It is against the law in Turkey for the healthcare organisations including private practices to indicate prices online for procedures, treatments or consultations. Please contact us by calling or texting ?+90 541 334 3484 (WhatsApp available) or ☏ +90 212 257 1515 for the average cost of the procedure or any other enquiries related to the procedure. You need to send some photos to the Patient Care Coordinator to be examined by Professor Yazar to get the exact all-inclusive price.
How long does the chin implant surgery take?
If no additional procedures are performed during the process, the chin implantation procedures are completed in about 40-45 minutes.
Is there a lower age limit for a chin implant?
If problems with the chin are clearly visible and affect the patient’s living conditions negatively, there is no age limit. However, if there is a chin problem caused by the teeth, the surgeon informs the patient after the examination and seek for an orthodontic consultation if necessary.
How should the care be performed after a chin implant?
Post-operative treatment and care processes are completed by using the medicines and lotions recommended by the surgeon to get more effective and faster results. These care processes are carried out in clinical environments along with the medical follow-up.
Does the chin implant give pain?
Patients do not feel pain during the procedure as anaesthesia will be administered. Painkillers prescribed by the surgeon should be used as suggested for the post-operative pain.
How should nutrition be after a chin implant?
Nutrition of the patient after the procedure should not create stress for the teeth and chin. The surgeons recommend necessary nutrition.
Is it possible to perform a chin implant in the presence of dental problems?
Tooth loss and jawbone fracture may require chin implants.
Which type of anaesthesia is used in chin implant surgery?
Implant surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. In some cases, the patient can be directed to the general anaesthesia for combined procedures.