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Placement of a chin implant is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision is made underneath the chin, and the resulting post-surgical mark is almost invisible to the front look!. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon creates space for the chin implant and fits it around the chin bone. The chin implant will give you the beautiful and more defined jawline that you are looking for!
Are Chin Implants Right for Me?
If your chin does not protrude sufficiently from the rest of your face, you are said to have a “recessed chin.” A chin implant is an option that should be considered by anyone who is self-conscious about having a weak or receding chin.
People who have experienced facial trauma, such as a facial fracture or the removal of a tumor, may also benefit from a chin implant.
The best candidate for a chin implant is a healthy individual who does not smoke, who has attained full skeletal maturity, and who has reasonable expectations for the outcome of the procedure.
What Happens During a Consultation?
To get ready for your chin implant surgery, Dr. Marcos will provide you with information about the procedure during a consultation. The two of you will go over your aesthetic goals, and he will examine your chin.
To be safe, you will need to undergo some lab tests. If you smoke cigarettes, you should give up the habit well before the surgery. Dr. Marcos may take photographs of your chin and profile to be able to compare before and after results.
Before getting a chin implant, you may need to cease taking certain drugs. You should tell Dr. Marcos about any medications you’re currently taking, such as anti-inflammatory meds, and any herbal supplements.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Depending on the length and intricacy of the chin implant operation, either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation may be used. After the incision is made, a pocket is created in the tissues to house the implant.
The implant is placed into the tissue pocket through the incision and affixed in place. After that, Dr. Marcos will use stitches to close the incision.
What to Expect After the Procedure
You might be able to go home the same day as your chin implant operation, depending on the complexity of the procedure. You will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your incision; these must be followed diligently.
After getting a chin implant, you should rest for a week or two. You’re in the clear for mild work, but you should stay away from heavy lifting and any physically strenuous activities. There is a possibility of swelling and bruises after the surgery. Dr. Marcos may suggest eating only soft foods for a time.
Rinsing your mouth with salt water or a recommended dental rinse before and after meals can help prevent infections and ease pain during recovery. Most of the edema will have gone down after around six weeks.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you think you may be a good candidate to receive a chin implant in Houston, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marcos.
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