What Post-Operative Instructions Should Chin Implant Patients Follow?

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What Post-Operative Instructions Should Chin Implant Patients Follow?

What Post-Operative Instructions Should Chin Implant Patients Follow?

The chin is often ignored when it comes to talking about the features that can improve facial harmony. We all grew up reciting ‘dimpled chin’ in poems during our childhood. The chin is an essential aspect of facial aesthetics.

A well-defined chin give a balanced side profile and attractive jawline structure to the entire face in men and women. The aesthetics of our face is defined by three major components and they are: fat, bones and the skin. if the chin is weak or recesses the face appears to be out of proportions and your neck bands look more pronounced. When the chin is in proper proportion and position, it alters the overall appearance of the profile as well as facial contours. Lack of definition and chin positions can

  • Make your face look unbalanced.
  • Make the nose look larger
  • Remove definition from jaw and neck area
  • Make you look older than you are

There are many reasons why men and women consider chin augmentation or using of chin implant surgery in India especially when they are done by the best chin implant surgeons in India. Chin implant and improve the projection and shape of the chin by strategically placing the implants under the skin. Each chin implant is made to be custom fit for the patient. The procedure can be done using a surgical procedure or through a minimally invasive procedure.

The surgical approach used by best chin implant surgeons in India involves using synthetic and pliable chin implants on the chin and securing it to the bone. The non-surgical chin augmentation uses fillers to modify the shape of the chin temporarily.

Benefits of chin implants

Chin augmentation or chin implants have many benefits

  • Support to chin appearance
  • Attractive jaw shape (triangular)
  • Improved facial profile
  • Reduces the appearance of double chin
  • Improved nose to chin balance and facial harmony
  • Reduced chin dimpling

The results of chin implants are permanent and they improve facial view from all angles. The results are most natural looking as the implants come in variety of shapes, size and materials to match the patient’s expectations.  There is no or minimal visible scarring post chin implant surgery as the incisions are made under the chin or from the insides of the mouth. Best chin implant surgeons in India use a holistic approach for the cosmetic chin implants to get the right proportions between the nose, forehead, check, eyes and jaws.

Who can get a chin implant?

Chin implants are suitable for any healthy male and female who have achieved full bone development and

  • Don’t have a jaw disorder or too short a chin height or a birth deformity
  • Is not addicted to smoking
  • Have complete skeletal maturity
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Don’t have lower lip protrusion
  • Periodontal disease
  • labial incompetence

Recovery post chin implants

The results of the cosmetic chin implants depends largely on how well you take care of the skin  and follow the post-surgery instructions. Chin implant surgeries have some normal risks like other cosmetic surgeries such as

  • bleeding
  • bruising at the surgery site
  • prickling or itching sensation under the skin
  • resorption of the chin bone
  • hair loss on the skin outside the incision
  • implant extrusion
  • rejection of implant
  • infection
  • scarring
  • misaligned implants

Implant recovery tips

Good recovery begins with preparing for procedure itself. Injectable chin implants have short recovery periods as they are temporary. You can go home in about half an hour after the observation period. Surgical or synthetic chin implants are a different story all together. It is a less than two weeks  healing routine that you need to take care of. Make sure you have somebody to drive you home after the hospital stay and have someone stay with you for the first night home. Take all the prescription medications with you home. Wear button up or zip clothes that when wearing or removing the clothes they do not pull on the cheek when wearing or removing clothes.

First week is very crucial for right healing. There will some swelling, redness or bruising around the incision site which is quite normal.  These signs usually go down later in the week. You can do some light work but avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting and bending over.  Following the aftercare instructions is a very important and make sure you follow them to the letter.

  • Eat a liquid diet: Eating a solid diet can be painful and even cause damage to the implants. You should switch to a liquid diet which includes soft foods like a watery khichdi, yogurt, puddings, smoothies, dals, mashed rice, cold soup and boiled fruits etc. you can switch back to solid diet when the healing is complete.
  • Keep your dressing clean and dry at all times. Do not try to change the dressing on your own. Make sure only a qualified nurse or a doctor only changes then bandages.
  • Take the pain medication and other medicines as prescribed by the surgeon.
  • Avoid taking blood thinners like aspirin for two weeks post-surgery
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco post the chin implant surgery. These can inhibit the normal blood circulation and even compromise the implant.
  • If there is a bleeding on the injection site then apply a firm pressure on the site and call the doctor
  • The dressing is usually removed after 1 week of the chin implant. In some cases, the sutures can dissolve on their own.
  • Do not participate in any contact sport activities that can cause injury to the chin or damage or move the chin implant. Physical exertion should be avoided 2 weeks post the surgery.
  • Try and sleep with your head elevated on pillows.
  • Oral hygiene: Every time you eat a meal or a snack make sure you rinse your mouth with water post meal. Gentle brushing and using a mouthwash is very important. You can use a salt water rinse too. or use a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water (in 50-50 proportions ) and rinse at least 6 times daily.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Sun rays can cause the scars to darken and they will take longer to face. Use sunscreen regularly and avoid exposure to sun rays.

You can resume your normal activities such as driving two day after the surgery. Keep in mind that if you are in pain than it can slow down your reflexes. And if so then don’t drive! You might have some lingering numbness, stiff ness and sensation drooling along with difficult in moving the lower lip for a few weeks after the chin implant surgery but don’t worry, this is normal and it does not look strange. As you heal you will start to feel tingling sensations and even slight random pain as the nerves heal and come back to life. You will get full sensation back on your chin in 2-3 months after the implantation procedure.

Inform the chin augmentation surgeon immediately if

  • The implant site has a pus drainage or is warm to touch.
  • The surgical area has turned red.
  • Increase in pain or the pain becomes unbearable in the two days after the surgery.
  • You have high fever

Chin augmentation cost

Chin augmentation or genioplasty is a cosmetic procedure done to improve the appearance of the chin. The cost chin augmentation surgery in India is mainly influenced by the type of implant used. Other factors that influence the price of chin implants in India are the surgeon’s experience, location of the clinic, hospital charges and post operative care needed. The medical history of the patient , complexity of the procedure, expected outcome and if there are other procedures combined with it also affect the chin augmentation cost in India.

The importance should be given to selecting the right qualified and experienced plastic surgeon for chin plants to ensure the best results and no risk of complications. The cost is generally not covered by insurance but you can check with your provider for more details.

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Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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