Chin implants are used to strengthen a weak chin profile and improve facial proportions.
A chin implant involves creating a small pocket over the bone and inserting the implant into the pocket through a small incision below your teeth inside your lower lip or through the skin under your chin. The incision is then closed with absorbable stiches.
There is just a hidden small scar inside your lower lip or under your chin after the procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If your chin is receding or lacks definition and seems out of proportion with your nose and other facial features then you might benefit from a chin implant.
Your first step will be to have a detailed consultation with Dr MacDonald where she will listen to your goals and concerns and complete a careful examination. Then, Dr. MacDonald will discuss the treatment options that best address your concerns and particular situation.
Dr. MacDonald and her staff will:
- Give you detail information about the surgery and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
- Discuss any concerns or questions that you may have
- Discuss potential risks of the procedure
The procedure is done as a day surgery. You may have either a local anaesthetic with sedation or a general anaesthetic.
You will be given instructions on what time to arrive for your surgery and what you can and should eat and drink that day.
You will need someone to drive you home.
Healing is generally quite rapid and there is just a hidden small scar inside your lower lip or under your chin.
As with any surgery, there are risks. These include the normal surgical risks of infection, scarring, delayed wound healing, bruising, or bleeding However, all risks in this procedure are rare. They will all be discussed further during your consultation.
The surgery suited best for you will be discussed at the time of consultation and Dr MacDonald’s assistant will e-mail you a detailed cost breakdown.