The best candidates for Chin Augmentation
Plastic Surgery or cosmetic surgery with facial implants is best performed on adults. Healthy individuals and Non-smokers with a positive outlook are best candidates for facial implant surgery. All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk according to Peter B Fodor MD, FACS at Century Aesthetics.
Planning your surgery
Talk with your surgeon.
Preparing for your surgery
Your surgeon will carefully explain the facial implant procedure you will undergo. Prior to your procedure you will be given specific instructions. You will be asked to sign consent forms and be given specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Some surgeons suggest that their patients diet before the operation.
While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.
Where your surgery will be performed
Chin Augmentation is generally performed in a hospital or Surgical Center on an out-patient basis using anesthesia.
Type of anesthesia
Anesthesia may include local, sedation, or general anesthesia. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure. Dr. Fodor and his assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety. Continue learning more about facelifts, facial surgery and chin augmentation by clicking here.
After your surgery
Once your procedure is complete, bandages, dressings and steri-strip closures will be applied to cover any incisions and to support the position of the implant during initial healing. You may have to wear a head bandage for the first week following surgery to help with swelling and placement of the implant. Initial healing may include swelling or numbness, and discomfort that can be controlled with medication. In addition, facial movements may be somewhat restricted or impaired. These are common conditions. A return to light, normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling dissipates and tissue surrounding the implant heals. Continue to follow instructions and return for follow-up visits as scheduled.