Chin augmentation is a procedure that uses implants to enhance and reshape the chin. Dr. Chopra performs chin augmentation in our Chantilly Plastic Surgery Facility, using the latest in advanced technology. With years of experience, you can be sure of receiving a chin augmentation that is comfortable, safe, and offers attractive results that enhance your facial symmetry.
Dr. Chopra begins by making an incision either in the natural crease line just under the person’s chin or inside the mouth where gum and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, Dr. Chopra creates a space where an implant can be inserted. This implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configurations of the patient’s face. After implantation, the plastic surgeon uses fine sutures to close the incision. When the incision is inside the mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar is practically imperceptible.
The patient will experience some tenderness, and the surgeon will prescribe medications to help with post-operative discomfort. Chewing will probably be limited immediately after chin surgery, and the person may need to follow a diet of liquids and soft foods for a few days after the procedure. Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after the surgery, but this usually subsides in a week. After approximately six weeks, most swelling will be gone, and the person can start to see the results of the procedure. Normal activity can be resumed after approximately 10 days.
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