Chin Augmentation: San Francisco Bay Area
The chin is an important component of the overall facial profile. However, if the chin is too small, a chin implant is required for correction.
The Procedure For Chin Augmentation
A patient’s chin may be augmented by placing an implant in the area through a mouth incision made behind the lower lip. Small sutures are used to close the incision, and external bandages are applied to the chin area.
After Your Chin Implant Surgery
There is a minimal amount of discomfort following your chin augmentation surgery. There will be swelling and bruising that may last from seven to ten days. Keeping your head elevated and apply cold compresses will help to reduce swelling. As your incisions heal, you will notice some itching and possibly some numbness. These symptoms will diminish over time. You may wear make-up after three days and your sutures will dissolve in a few weeks. Strenuous activity is restricted for six weeks.
Keeping the head slightly elevated when reclining, and applying cold compresses, may help reduce swelling. Chewing may be difficult for four to seven days and numbness around the treated area may occur for a period of time. Brushing the teeth is sometimes difficult for several days.
Chin Augmentation Cost
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If you have any questions regarding Chin Augmentation, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.