Congenital defects or disfigurement can be treated by using chin surgery and it is useful for getting a better appearance. This is a cosmetic surgery and can be used for treating chin flaws, double chin, mutilated chin, etc.
Chin Reduction – For a Better Appearance
Chin surgery changes the appearance of cheeks, nose and it gives a new pleasant look. Surgeons recommend this in order to achieve proper proportion of face. You can go for chin reduction surgery if you are not happy with the appearance of your profile and chin. However, you must have a good mental and physical health for performing this surgery. You must be able to accept the outcome of this procedure positively. You must also have completed 20 years of age. It is because chin development completes at this age. You must avoid aspirin and aspirin containing medicines and stop the usage of anti inflammatory non-steroidal medicines one week before chin reduction surgery. If you are not fit for this surgery, you can attain that preferred appearance by doing facial liposuction.
Chin Augmentation – Deterring Factors
Surgical implants are used for chin augmentation, which changes the basic structure of face and it can be done by manipulating jaw bone. Usually, this surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist or maxillofacial and oral surgeon. The patient must undergo a general anaesthesia. Surgeon uses fat tissue, real bone, or an implant and it is usually connected with bone with screws. Swelling, movement of implant and bruising are major risks of chin augmentation. The patient may also experience complications such as loss of sensation and teeth damage. Very rarely there may possibilities of numbness, incorrigible pain, infection and blood clots. Irregular shape of skin, accumulation of fluid under skin, asymmetry of face, scarring, slow pace of healing, etc., are the other complications of the surgery.
Chin Implants – After Care
You may feel some swelling and discomfort in the area of jaw and chin after chin implants. You may face difficulty in talking and smiling and there may also be bruises around your neck and chin. However, these are temporary problems and it goes off within a few days. You should avoid certain foods if the surgeon used an incision for chin implant. You should also avoid vigorous chewing. Application of cold or ice packs is effective for recovering from pain. You should use salves, ointments, mouth rinses or pain medications as per the advice of your surgeon. Use a thermometer for detecting fever. You may experience high fever, shifting of implant, sudden puffiness, pus or milky discharge, prolonged and severe bleeding, abnormal pain, etc., after the implant.