Chin Implant FAQ’s
Those patients who have a relatively small chain can be helped with a Chin implant, the Chin can be either retrusive or just too a small in comparison to the rest of the face. Sometimes, even asymmetry can be corrected with an appropriate Chin implant
- The procedure can be performed either through an incision inside the mouth or through an extern of incision under the chin.
- Sometimes, the procedure can be performed even under local anesthesia, but usually, local anesthesia, along with sedation is better tolerated. A gentle compression dressing and they restricted diet containing mainly in liquids for the first two days is a required. Appropriate size implants are essential to the success of the procedure. Commonly available implant materials are either silicone or polyethylene.
- Polyethylene has the advantage of sticking to the bone, compared to silicone, which may have some mobility when pushed manually.
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to one hour and a half.
Physical recovery is quite quick, and most of the day to day activities can practically be resumed the next day. Some swelling and bruising is expected, but does not prevent the patient from working or performing other activities.
Results of this procedure are permanent.
This is not a very painful procedure, although some pain and discomfort is expected, for the first 2 or 3 days which is easily controlled by pain medication.
Potential complications of infection, scarring, bleeding, extrusion and asymmetry can be avoided with a careful evaluation and execution of the surgery.
The cost includes surgeon fee, hospital charges, anesthesia fee. And it also includes free consultation, free follow up for life time and additional discount’s for future surgeries