What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedures which can improve the appearance of a weak chin with the use of an implant. The surgery can help to achieve better balance among the facial features and may be combined with other procedures like a facelift.
What are chin implants made of?
Dr. Naderi uses Mersilene mesh instead of pre-made silastic or medpore implants. There are many advantages to using Mersilene mesh as there is no risk of shifting or implant palpability and there is no need for screws. Once in place, the patient’s own scar tissue eventually grows through the implant, providing a very natural result.
Is a chin implant right for me?
If you are healthy and looking to improve the appearance of a weak chin, a chin implant may be right for you.
What does a consultation for chin augmentation entail?
During a consultation for an chin augmentation, Dr. Naderi will examine your face, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. All aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the anesthesia, the facility, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Where is the chin augmentation procedure performed?
Dr. Naderi performs chin augmentation at INOVA system hospitals which include Fair Oaks Hospital, Loudoun Hospital, Fairfax Hospital, and Mt. Vernon Hospital.
What type of anesthesia is used for chin augmentation?
General anesthesia, MAC (monitored anesthesia care) or local anesthesia may be used for chin augmentation.
How is chin augmentation performed?
For chin augmentation, a very small incision is made inside of the mouth or under the chin. An appropriately sized implant is then placed under the periosteum and the incision is closed.
How long does chin augmentation take to perform?
Chin augmentation takes about thirty minutes to perform.
Where are the incisions made for chin augmentation?
The incision for chin augmentation is a very small one which is made inside of the mouth or under the chin.
Does chin augmentation leave scars?
Incisions made inside of the mouth leave no visible scarring while incisions made under the chin are well-concealed.
Does chin augmentation involve much pain?
The first few days after surgery may involve some discomfort which can be controlled with medication.
What is the recovery like after chin augmentation?
Recovery after chin augmentation takes about seven days. Patients should expect some swelling and bruising. Talking and smiling may be difficult at first, and dietary restrictions may be necessary.
When will I be able to return to work after undergoing chin augmentation?
Patients can return to work in about five days after undergoing chin augmentation.
How soon will I be able to exercise after my chin augmentation procedure?
Patients will need to wait at least two weeks after chin augmentation before partaking in strenuous activities and exercise.
When will my stitches be removed after my chin augmentation procedure?
External stitches are removed in about seven days while absorbable sutures dissolve on their own.
What are the risks or complications associated with chin augmentation?
All surgery carries potential risks. Those associated with chin augmentation include infection and the need for removal of the implant (1%).
Is chin augmentation covered by insurance?
Insurance typically does not cover chin augmentation when it is performed for purely cosmetic purposes, though patients should be sure to check with their own insurance company.
Can I finance my chin augmentation?
Financing is available for many plastic surgery procedures.
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