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  • Chin Implant or Genioplasty

    Do you have a weak chin? Does your weak chin make you look weak or make your nose look big? If so, a chin implant or sliding genioplasty may be a solution.

    Some people are born with a facial skeleton that is deficient in the chin area. This deficiency can be corrected by placement of a chin implant or by cutting the chin bone and sliding it forward.

    Problem Weak, retruded chin
    Procedure Chin implant: through a short skin incision under the chin, a silicone implant or Medpor implant is placed on the chin bone and secured in place.


    Genioplasty: through an incision inside the mouth, the chin bone is carefully cut with a saw, advanced forward to the appropriate position and secured in place with one plate and 6 screws. The alignment of the jaw and teeth are not altered.

    Goal To improve the projection of the chin and achieve facial harmony.
    Facility Surgery Center or Hospital
    Preparation Patients should be healthy and not using any nicotine products.
    Anesthesia General anesthesia
       Hospital stay Most patients go home after surgery.
       Positioning After having a chin augmentation you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.
       Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself.  Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
       Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
       Showering You may shower immediately following the surgery. You should avoid getting your skin incision (chin implant) wet for 2 days.
       Exercise Regular exercise after 1 week.
       Sex Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
       Work If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so.
       Swelling Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside.
       Bruising You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks. Most people can cover the bruising with concealer after 7-10 days. We can also zap you with one of our lasers to speed up the resolution of the bruising. Taking Arnica Montana before and after surgery will reduce the severity of the bruising.
    Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 1 week, 8 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
    Performed by: Dr. Ben Brown



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