Chin Augmentation in the Philippines
What is Chin Augmentation ?
This operation is often, but not always, performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions. Chin augmentation may be achieved by manipulation of the jaw bone (mandible) and augmentation utilizing this technique usually provides a more dramatic correction than with the use of prosthetic implants.
Chin augmentation is still popular because it is a relatively easy operation for the patient while producing noticeable changes in the silhouette of the face. This type of surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, otolaryngologist, or cosmetic surgeon.
Candidates for Chin Augmentation
- Recessed chin
- Pointed or squared chin
- Prominent nose
- Fleshy neck
Cosmetic chin surgery adds definition to the jaw and balances the appearance of a large nose. Chin implants are often used in conjunction with rhinoplasty for maximum aesthetic effect and may be used with cheek implants and lip augmentation for overall facial balance.
Candidates for chin augmentation surgery should not:
- Be in poor health
- Have unreasonable expectations about the outcome of the surgery
- Have taken Accutane® in the past six months (the medication can affect bone growth and cause keloid scarring)
- Suffer from cardiac problems or hypertension
- Take anticoagulants
- Your surgical goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and recreational drug use (including steroids)
- Previous surgeries
Your surgeon may also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
- Take photographs for your medical records
- Discuss your options
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss likely outcomes of chin surgery correction and any risks or potential complications
- Discuss the use of anesthesia during your procedure
The consultation is the time to ask your surgeon questions.
It’s very important to understand all aspects of your surgical procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your surgeon.
Risks and Safety
Chewing should be kept at a minimum immediately after this procedure, and patients are recommended to eat only soft food and drink for a time after the surgery.
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising
Eyelid surgery should be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. Be sure to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery, and to stay with you the first night following surgery.
Step 1- Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2- Incision
Most often, an incision is made inside the lower lip, or under the chin. An implant of the desired size and shape is then placed inside the chin.
Step 3- Wound Closure
If the incision is inside the mouth, it is closed with sutures (stitches) that later dissolve. If the incision is under the chin, removable sutures are used. At the end of the surgery, the chin is often taped to minimize swelling.
What to Expect in Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation surgery usually leads to a permanent enhancement of chin, facial, and neck balance. Patients are usually extremely satisfied with the results and enjoy a lifetime improved chin shape and facial balance.