Chin Reshaping and Augmentation
The chin plays an imperative part in the overall facial structure. Patients who have weak chins may have poor development of the whole jaw bone. This may stain their otherwise beautiful face. Chin reshaping surgery can be a boon for such patients. Also, people having bite problem can get it rectified and benefit remarkably from the chin reshaping surgery in which the jaw bone is divided and slid forward. Chin implants generally available in all shapes and sizes, however, they must rest on the bone.
DR. Vivek enlightens with the fact that chin augmentation can be implemented using an USDA approved implant, typically made of medical grade silicone. These can be placed over the chin point intraorally. This technique is greatly preferable. There is almost trifling visibility of scars in case of chin implantation. In the facial region, it is slightly visible under the chin area. A facial dressing will be there for a span of 7 days after surgery. Augmentation are also be done by sliding the bony chin together with adding or deducting bone from the chin area to either upturn or reduce the facial height.
There are usually two main types of surgeries that are done for the chin, contingent on whether the person has a bite problem or not. If it is simply a cosmetic problem, a chin implant or reduction can work satisfactorily. If someone is having a difficulty with their bite, a malocclusion of the teeth (TMJ syndrome) may be present and these need to be treated dynamically. In the procedure of overhauling the dental alignment, the chin is supposed to be rotated into the proper position too. The implant can be inserted in two ways, either from outside or inside of the mouth. In case of bigger implants, principally if they add more volume to the side jaw, they are placed via a skin incision beneath the chin.
Post procedure Care
Do not sunbathe after the procedure, particularly for the first few months. Keep the incision lines clean and use ointment to keep the incision line moist. Instantaneously inform the doctor if any areas of special pain or swelling are there. If there is fluid oozing out from a region of a wound, notify your doctor. You don’t need to panic as many glitches can be easily treated and managed. If you were given antibiotics or other pills, take them as recommended.