|Procedure:||Chin implant surgery is a commonly requested procedure from patients in the UK and other countries abroad.A so-called weak chin can have a negative effect on the face’s proportions, and especially on the lower jaw area where it can give the appearance of having a retrusive (set back) chin/jaw aesthetic area. This can be corrected in some cases by inserting a chin implant. Made of solid silicone, the implant (Mentor or Implantech) is placed into a pre- mapped pocket within the chin’s soft tissue via an almost invisible incision in the submental crease beneath the chin.
The implants are made in various shapes and sizes, the correct one being selected during the preoperative consultation. The implant procedure can be done on its own or concurrently with other procedures, such as a face lift or nasal surgery (rhinoplasty).
|Duration of procedure:||1 – 1.5 hours.|
|Anaesthetic:||Intravenous sedation with Dormicum (medazolam) and a long-acting local anaesthetic.|
|In/Out patient:||This is usually an outpatient procedure after which one returns home. Dr. Jedeikin’s Recovery Retreat is available for all patients from abroad. Please ask Ingrid for details :Ingrid@plasticsurgerysa.co.za|
|Postoperative:||Temporary swelling and bruising for about 7 – 10 days. Stiffness will be felt when opening the mouth for about 2 weeks, and occasional temporary numbness of the lower lip. The patient must avoid any bumps or trauma to the operated area, and no exposure to bright sunlight for about 6 – 8 weeks.|
|Recovery:||Return to work after 5 – 7 days. One can do more strenuous activity after 2 weeks, and return to normal activity after 4 – 6 weeks.|
|Results:||The implant improves the lower face’s aesthetic proportions and enhances the jawline.|
|Before/After Animation:||Owing to recent legislation, these photo’s have had to be removed until the situation has been clarified. For example images, please contact:Ingrid@plasticsurgerysa.co.za|
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