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Not all people are gifted with perfect facial features—some have good noses, while others have great eyes or well-defined cheekbones, but only a few have a perfectly balanced face.
A mentoplasty, more commonly known as a chin augmentation, is a procedure that improves overall facial symmetry by enhancing the definition of one’s chin. Strengthening the chin creates balance and better facial contours. For those who want a more defined chin and a more youthful face, chin augmentation is the way to go.
Chin augmentation also goes hand-in-hand with other procedures such as rhinoplasty and cheek augmentation. It can be a great first step towards getting that perfect face.
There are two main ways chin augmentation is performed. The first method is done via an implant placed inside an incision on the underside of the chin. The implant is made either of real fat tissue or silicone. The second method is done through re-aligning the bones near the chin area. Both can be performed either at the surgeon’s clinic or at a private hospital. The procedure takes a total of an hour or two to complete.
Once you’ve decided on having this procedure done, you can get an initial assessment from any of our surgeons. They will assess you based on your physical and medical information and tailor your procedure based on your goals.
We advise all of our clients to first go through the consultation in order to have a better understanding of the surgical process. For the chin augmentation procedure, both the patient and the surgeon will decide on which type of procedure and what kind of anesthesia to use. To prevent any complications, your surgeon may ask you to discontinue smoking (if you’re a smoker) and refrain from certain medicines two weeks prior to your operation.
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You should expect some nausea and tiredness following your surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe some pain medication in order to ease you through your recovery process. Soreness will last for about two weeks and stitches will be removed after a month and a half.
For a successful surgery, we advise all of our patients to always be in close contact with their respective surgeons. Some of the complications specific to this kind of procedure include bleeding, nerve injury, erosion of bone, hematoma, infection, and the like, but all these complications can be avoided by being transparent to your surgeon.