Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery helps make the chin proportionate to other facial features and provides balance to the face. This procedure involves the placing synthetic chin implants to enable a recessive chin to look larger and more proportional to the facial structure.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss the various steps involved in the chin augmentation surgery.
Learning in detail about the chin augmentation surgery will help the patient feel more reassured and confident. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by kind board certified plastic surgeons, provides chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities and towns in this part of the nation.
The surgeon will perform the procedure in accordance with an individualized surgical plan that is developed beforehand in close consultation with the patient. Chin augmentation plastic surgery follows a similar procedural approach in most cases, but the surgeon may make some small technical changes in certain circumstances.
Initially, the surgeon will place surgical markings on the chin to make sure that the implant is placed at the correct location. This will also highlight the underlying structures that the surgeon must leave undisturbed during the procedure.
Administering of Anesthesia
On the operating table within the surgical venue, the patient will be placed in a face-up (supine) position. The patient will then receive general anesthesia as well as local anesthesia. But sometimes the surgeon may choose to perform the chin implant procedure under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
An anesthesiologist or a certified nurse anesthetist will administer the general anesthesia. They will typically remain in attendance throughout the procedure to oversee the patient’s reaction to the anesthetic.
Placing the Incisions
After the patient is placed under anesthesia, the surgeon will place a tiny incision beneath the chin or within the mouth between the lower lip and gum. While an excision placed outside will leave a tiny scar, an incision created within the mouth will not cause any noticeable scarring.
But incisions within the mouth pose a higher chance of allowing bacteria to enter the body. An experienced surgeon will place external incisions discreetly within natural folds and creases, and the scar will be hidden well.
Chin Implant Placement
The surgeon will use this incision to fashion a pocket in the tissue of the face to hold the chin implant. They will delicately insert the implant via the incision using a sterilized clamp and position it in front of the jawbone. Then the surgeon will evaluate its cosmetic appearance to ensure the right balance and proportion with other features of the face.
If necessary, the surgeon will make any changes or modifications to the implant at this stage. Subsequently, the surgeon will cautiously stitch the implant in position.
Closing the Incision
The surgeon will suture the incision using traditional or dissolvable sutures after placing the implant in position. It typically takes around ten days for the sutures to dissolve or be taken out. The accomplished and devoted cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other cities and suburbs in this part of the southwest for chin augmentation.
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