chin augmentation surgery

CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY (Augmentation Mentoplasty)

A strong chin is a highly masculine feature and desirable in men. It can contribute to an individual's appearance of strength and confidence. In women, an overly recessive chin can take harmony away from the appearance of the lower face and nose. In both sexes, a chin augmentation can improve the nose, lip, and chin relationships and dramatically improve the appearance of the face.Chin augmentation can be performed using a variety of procedures including those that involve making incisions in the bone, and adjusting the position of the chin and the lower jaw. Other techniques involve the use of implants. The procedure is tailored to an individual patient's needs. If an implant is selected, it can be placed using a very small incision hidden in a natural crease beneath the chin. If facial liposuction is considered at the time of a chin augmentation, it may have a dramatic impact on the appearance of the lower portion of the face.

Augmentation mentoplasty causes little discomfort, which can be relieved with pain medication. Some mild bruising and swelling is common after surgery and usually subsides within two to four weeks. In women, cosmetics can be applied after the sutures are removed. Activities that may elevate blood pressure are recommended to be avoided during the first two weeks. Heavy lifting is not permitted during this time period.

Chin augmentation is well suited to be performed in an accredited outpatient SurgiCenter. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or with general anesthesia, and in patients with more significant surgical needs or those with other medical problems, the surgery will be performed in the hospital.

Chin augmentation is a successfully performed procedure among both men and women each year. The potential hazards of surgery and specific risks associated with this procedure are important to be aware of, however. Although regarded as rare postoperative complications, delayed healing, nerve damage, infection, localized collections of blood, or malposition or loss of the implant are among the type of problems patients must understand. During the four weeks before and after the surgery, smokers will need to quit; this helps to prevent problems from arising. Closely sticking to Dr. McKane's advice on follow-up care during the healing process will minimize your risk of complications.

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DR. BRICE W. MCKANE

Texas Plastic Surgery Associates

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-504
Dallas, TX 75230

Office:  972-566-3939
Fax:      972-566-3999