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What are the benefits of chin augmentation?

What are the benefits of chin augmentation?

Chin Aug Benefits: Chin augmentation most often is used to restore balance to the face due to a weak chin (underprojecting in profile). Chin implants can also create a wider, stronger chin. They can also be used to lengthen the face slightly. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the disadvantages of chin augmentation?

Need expert help here. What are the disadvantages of chin augmentation?

Typical: Typical complications of surgery as infection or bleeding. Sensory nerve damage possible, but not in expert hands. Incision inside mouth or under chin. Most implants made out of silicone or similar. Those may migrate. I prefer porous implants. More difficult to insert but virtually no migration or infection. Antibiotics can easily resolve infection without having to take implant out. ...Read more

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Is chin augmentation reversible? If my chin augmentation turns out poorly, can it be reversed? .

Is chin augmentation reversible? If my chin augmentation turns out poorly, can it be reversed?

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Yes it is: I think the other doctors have made some great points. One additional thing I would say is to consider a "temporary" chin augmentation. If you are really worried about an implant and the complications, you can have a temporary augmentation using fillers. Many plastic surgeons have been using Juvederm Voluma to augment the chin. It will last 12-24 months and is reversible if you don't like it. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from chin augmentation? How long will I have to take off work and plan to be recovering after chin augmentation? .

Chin Augmentation: Give yourself 1-2 weeks of recovery. I recommend resuming strenuous activities such as exercise 4 weeks following surgery. Please follow the instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout? .

Often : Often i will be performing liposuction of the neck at the same time as the chin augmentation. I make my patients wear a chin strap for the first week to help limit swelling and assist skin contraction. I generally ask patients after chin auentation to wait 1-2 weeks to raise blood pressure with exercise. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How long after chin augmentation until i can go out in public? How long after chin augmentation until my chin looks normal and i can go out in public? .

How long after chin augmentation until i can go out in public? How long after chin augmentation until my chin looks normal and i can go out in public?

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I : I tell my patients that they may look like they have had dental work for the first few days. If liposuction of neck involved you may have more bruising to hide for a week. There can be numbness as well that's temporary. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does the cost of chin augmentation vary by location? Is chin augmentation always in the same price range, or is it cheaper in some parts of the country? .

Does the cost of chin augmentation vary by location? Is chin augmentation always in the same price range, or is it cheaper in some parts of the country?

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The : The cost of cosmetic surgery will vary in different parts of the country and also depends on the experience of your surgeon. We are all concerned about cost, but the best surgeon is not always the most expensive. Be sure to look at pictures of the results of all surgeons you consult. ...Read more

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How long do I have to take pain medication after chin augmentation? What kind of pain medication will I have to take after chin augmentation, and for how long? .

Chin Augmentation Pain: Recovery from chin augmentation surgery will vary with the the type of implant and incision used, and whether other procedures were done at the same time. The chin augmentation recovery process is not considered to be painful relative to other surgeries; oral medication will control pain for the first few days, and after that no pain medicine is typically needed other than tyelenol. ...Read more

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Will i need a caretaker during recovery for chin augmentation? Can i take care of myself after chin augmentation, or will i need to have someone come and stay with me? .

If : If you have any sedation or general anesthesia you would need someone to stay with you the night of surgery. If local anesthesia is used only you wouldn't need someone to stay with you. Check with your surgeon for more specific guidance. ...Read more

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Chin augmentation -- what are the risks ?

Chin augmentation: Dear rvelezoih, the risks include infection of the implant, some minor bleeding or bruising, movement of the implant, using an implant that is too big or too small, and finally numbness of the chin that is usually temporary. Thankfully, all of these complications are very rare and the results are well worth taking these risks, best regards, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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Could a fourteen year old recieve chin augmentation?

Wait for maturity: It is always possible to do a chin augmentation but for a cosmetic correction it would be best if the patient was more mature. You do not want the implant to cause a problem with the growth of the immature bone. This skeletal maturity is about 16 years old in a female and 18 in a male. ...Read more

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Can a teenager qualify to recieve chin augmentation?

Yes: Depending on the clinical findings and the occlusion (the way the teeth fit together) this may be very appropriate. A chin implant would be very inappropriate in a teenager but a genioplasty or a jaw advancement might. ...Read more

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Can a chin augmentation reduce the appearance of a "double chin"?

Sometimes: Use of anatomical implants coupled with neck liposuction is often very helpful in reducing the double chin appearance. It is usually an outpatient process, with approach from below the chin (in crease) after reduction of any excess fat from the neck area just behind the chin. Allows for appearance of 'longer' jaw, supports area of jowling, and improves profile appearance. ...Read more

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Could a chin augmentation reduce the appearance of a "double chin"?

Chin augmentation: Dear nateiz5h, a chin augmentation could help the double chin, but there may be excess fat that needs to be removed as well. An in person consultation would help you determine what would benefit you the most. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How long does chin augmentation surgery take? My best friend will be bringing me to have my chin augmentation. How long does the surgery take? .

How long does chin augmentation surgery take? My best friend will be bringing me to have my chin augmentation. How long does the surgery take?

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Chin Aug Surg Time: Surgery length in 30 to 45 minutes after the incision is closed, the procedure is done, unless the patient has requested other procedures as well. However there is significant time for you to fill our paper work, and be released to go home afterwards. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/. ...Read more

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How long until all signs of chin augmentation surgery are gone? I don't want new people i meet to know i've had chin augmentation surgery. How long until all signs of the surgery are gone? .

Chin surgery: Everyone reacts differently to surgery. One patient might bruise severely and one may not. In average, after one week 50-70% of swelling should be gone. ...Read more

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Can i get chin augmentation surgery for cosmetic reasons?

Cosmetic Chin Implant: Chin augmentation cosmetic benefits chin augmentation most often is used to restore balance to the face due to a weak chin (under-projecting in profile). Chin implants can also create a wider, stronger chin. They can also be used to lengthen the face slightly. For more informaton see the following link: https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.Com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/. ...Read more

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How invasive is chin augmentation? What is the recovery period?

Not very: Small incision in chin or at buccal sulcus (valley between lip and gums).Can be done by cutting bone and placing spacer or with implant. Little is involved in recovery other than protecting it from injury. ...Read more

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