Chin Augmentation, also called Mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshape the chin using silicone implants, absorbable plates or through bone fractures that move the chin forward or backwards.
What type of anesthesia is used for the Chin Augmentation surgery?
The anesthesia used can be local, local with sedation or general. This will be discussed amongst the surgical team and the patient.
How long is the surgery?
The average duration of the procedure is 1-2 hours.
How long will I stay in the hospital after a Chin Augmentation surgery?
Hospital stay ranges from 6-12 hours, depending on the type of anesthesia performed.
Will dressing be used?
Dressing is wrapped around the head with gauze and band and removed after 24 hours. Following, appropriate protection will be used for the postoperative period.
When are the stitches removed?
The surgery is performed with absorbable sutures and there is no need to remove them.
When will I see the final result of Chin Augmentation surgery?
You will have an good estimation of the chin position shortly after the surgery, however the final outcome of the procedure is obtained about 6 months after.
- Attend to the surgical site on time;
- Report any abnormalities that may occur to you a day before admission;
- Avoid the use of drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, aspirin, etc..) 15 days before surgery;
- Do not discontinue the use of regular medications without the consulting your GP doctor;
- Do not put any makeup on the day of the surgery;
- Wash your hair the day before the surgery;
- Bring sunglasses (in case of eyelid surgery) and button shirts, which make it easier to wear even with the dressing;
- Bring a scarf to disguise the dressing after the surgery.
- Attend the surgery accompanied by a friend or family member.
- Sleep with the head slightly elevated. Avoid lying for long periods of time
- Avoid sun especially if you have purple bruises – this can stain the skin;
- Wash your hair only after removal of the dressings. Do not dye your hair or use a hot dryer;
- You can return to work only after consulting your surgeon;
- Sensations of tightness and callous areas on the face are common postoperatively.