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Cheeks and Chin Enhancement

Cheeks and Chin Enhancement
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A strong and defined chin is usually associated with confidence while rounded cheeks reflect good health. However not everybody has well defined chin or cheeks. If a weak chin is preventing you from projecting your confident personality or if sunken cheeks are not reflecting your good health then a cheek and chin enhancement surgery could be a good option for you.

Chin enhancement or Mentoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve chin contours and cheek enhancement aims at emphasizing the cheeks. Cheek augmentation is usually combined with chin augmentation in order to address issues such as sunken cheeks, weak or receding chin, lack of facial contour, malformations of the chin due to birth defects or injury

 

  • Cheek enhancement procedure is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia and lasts between 1 to 2 hours.
  • In a cheek enhancement surgery, an incision is made in the upper mouth near the top of the gum line and then implant is inserted. This surgery also uses fat injections instead of implants.
  • Chin surgery can be done using chin implants, sliding genioplasty or through fat grafting.
  • The procedure requires an incision in the mouth or under a chin skin crease where either a small implant is placed or the bone is cut and its position is shifted forward.

Recovery time for chin or cheek enhancement is 1 to 2 weeks.

  • Week 1 – you will experience some swelling and bruising.

    You might also experience temporary loss of sensation.

  • Week 2 – your stitches will be removed.

    You will be able to see a more defined chin or cheeks.

For a good result it is imperative to follow all post operative instructions carefully.

  • Walk and move around after the surgery to help reduce swelling and edema.
  • Do not exercise for at least 3 weeks.
  • Keep extra-oral incisions dry. Keep your mouth clean if you have intra-oral incisions.
  • Apply cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling during the first 48 hours.
  • Apply warm, gentle compresses only 48 hours after the surgery.
  • Sleep with your head elevated and get plenty of rest.

You would be a suitable candidate for Cheek/Chin enhancement surgery if you

  • Have sunken cheeks or weak or receding chin or are lacking of facial contour
  • Are in good physical condition
  • You do not have diabetes or heart problems

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Frequently Asked questions

What is the procedure for a cheek enhancement?

In a cheek enhancement surgery, an incision is made in the upper mouth near the top of the gum line or near the eye and then an implant is placed. Another option is the use of fat injections instead of implants.

What is the procedure for a chin enhancement?

Chin surgery is done either using chin implants, sliding genioplasty or through fat grafting. The procedure involves making an incision in the mouth or under a chin skin crease and either a small implant is placed or the bone is cut and its position is shifted forward.

What are the risks associated with cheek/chin surgery?

There is a possibility of bleeding, scarring and infection. In rare cases the implant may shift, necessitating a second surgery to correct.

What is the recovery time for a chin/cheek enhancement?

The recovery period is usually 1-2 weeks.

What is a chin/cheek implant made of?

Solid flexible silicone and Gore-tex are commonly used in implants.

Which implant is good for me?

Your surgeon will suggest the most appropriate implant after evaluating your case.

What kind of anesthesia for cheek/chin enhancement surgery used?

General anesthesia is used.

How long does a chin/cheek surgery last?

The surgery takes approximately 1 - 2 hours.

When can I return to work after the surgery?

You should be able to return to work in 2-7 days.