About Chin Augmentation
Chin Augmentation is performed to change the structure of the face to provide better balance of the facial features. This is done with a silicone implant which is placed on top of the bone under the muscle. Chin augmentation is commonly performed in conjunction with Rhinoplasty or liposuction, but can be done on it’s own. Some patients have a medical indication for a chin augmentation, this is called Micrognathia.
During your initial consultation with Mr Ritz, he will discuss the procedure with you, pre operatively, what happens during the surgery and your post operative care, and any risks or complications involved, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. He will show you different styles and sizes of implants.We also have the latest 3D Vectra imaging machine, where we can take 3D photographs of you and image you to show you a 3D picture of how your result will look. We like to see you again prior to your surgery, so we will get you in for another consultation about 2 weeks prior to your procedure, to discuss the surgery again and answer any further questions you may have.v
During the surgery
On the day of surgery you will admit 30 mins prior to surgery, Mr Ritz will see you again and draw markings on you for surgery, the anaesthetist will also speak to you. The procedure is performed by placing a small incision either inside the mouth or under the chin, a sizer is placed to determine the correct size and once that has been decided then the implant is placed. You are required to be in recovery for a few hours after surgery, and you will go home after that. Patients are not required to stay overnight for this procedure.
You are able to go home the same day after being in recovery for a few hours after surgery. Post operative Care you will be limited with physical activity for the first 6 weeks, this includes heavy lifting and gym.