Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that adds volume to the cheeks or lifts it and also, Chin augmentation can improve and balance facial proportions. This surgery will enlarge the cheeks and balance the chin to make a person look youthful and more attractive.
Overview of Chin Augmentation
There are three main factors that contribute to facial appearance; skin, soft tissues, and the underlying facial structure. Facial implants are designed to address the latter of these facial attributes by augmenting the size and shape of both the chin and cheeks. If the structure of the face lacks definition, chin augmentation can have a special effect on the overall appearance of the face. This surgery is not recommended for people who suffer from diabetes, Grave’s disease, and hypothyroidism.
Type of Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation has more effects if done together, but they can be done as separated implants too. Fat grafting, implants, fillers are three different kinds of augmentation of these procedures.
- Fat grafting: in this method, the fat is harvested from some parts of the body, including belly button areas, and then it is purified and injected into the cheek area.
- Cheek implants: this method is very common. Person will undergo general anesthesia. The surgeon will make small incisions in the mouth and insert the implant.
- Dermal fillers: this method is a non-surgical procedure. Local anesthetics will be used. After the numbness of the area, the surgeon will inject a filler with a very tiny needle.
Chin Augmentation Recommended For:
• Adults who want a tremendous look
Before Chin Augmentation
The surgeon will take the patients’ medical history. He will also examine the face to choose the best method that is suitable for the individual. Some medicines like Aspirin, Ibuprofen and herbal supplements should be discontinued ten days before the surgery. Smoking should be stopped a few weeks prior to the procedure since cigarettes slow down the healing process. Alcohol also needs to be limited before the surgery.
During Chin Augmentation
Patients usually would be under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, chosen by the surgeon, during the procedure. This procedure usually lasts 1 to 3 hours. Patients need to stay at the hospital overnight or maybe discharged. They should wear loose, comfortable clothing.
After Chin Augmentation
The surgeon may prescribe some pain killers and antibiotics. Swelling and bruising are common for about a week after the surgery. Using cold compresses may be helpful. It is recommended to drink liquid for 24 hours after the surgery, and after that, they can start soft foods. Chewing hard foods should be avoided for about 1 to 2 weeks. Patients should not sleep on their face for about six weeks after the surgery. Stitches will be removed after a week.