Plastic Surgeons Use Chin And Cheek Implants To Create A Greater Balance In One's Face
The insertion of a chin implant into one's chin may take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. During this surgery, the plastic surgeon will select the proper shape and size of implant to properly enhance your appearance. He or she will the proceed to insert the implant into a pocket that has been created over the front of the jawbone. The small incision that is used to create the pocket and to insert the facial implant is typically placed inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under a person's chin area.
The chin will usually be taped after the procedure in order to minimize any discomfort and swelling. Sutures that were placed in the skin will be removed after five to seven days. If the plastic surgeon chose for you to have an intra-oral incision, the sutures will dissolve in time. While recovering from cosmetic chin surgery you will experience some mild swelling and discomfort in the affected area for several days after the procedure. It's typically that you will experience some temporary difficulty with talking and smiling. Blue and black marks can be visible around the neck and chin in some cases. Your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with instructions about your dental hygiene, eating, and any other restrictions to your activities after the procedure.
Cheek implant surgery will typically take somewhere between thirty and forty-five minutes. When cheek implant surgery is being performed at the same time as another cosmetic surgery procedure, such as eyelid surgery, facelift, or forehead lift, the implants may be inserted through incisions made for those procedures. If not, an incision will likely be made inside your lower eyelid or upper lip. A pocket will then be formed and an implant will be inserted. After the procedure a dressing will be applied to your face to minimize the swelling and discomfort. The duration and severity of such side effects may vary, especially is any other plastic surgery procedure was performed at the same time.
When recovering from your cheek augmentation surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to properly care for yourself post-operatively. There will more than likely be dietary restrictions as well as limitations on your activities. Again, these instructions are going to be different for everyone, specifically if you had any other procedure performed along with your implant surgery. However, you should make sure that you are aware that your ability to move your lips and mouth may be temporarily diminished. Stitches that were used to close the incisions inside your mouth will typically dissolve within around ten days.
by: Dave Stringham