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Chin Enhancement Surgery, also called Genioplasty reshapes the so called “weak” or “recessive” chin, improving the contour of the chin and therefore the overall harmony of the facial features resulting in a more elegant jaw line. The chin plays an important part in the symmetry of a women’s face.
Mr Ferrando performs this procedure using either the patient’s own fat or a small implant placed through the mouth with no external scars.
Chin Enhancement Surgery may be combined with other procedures that improve your facial profile such as Nose Correction, Mini Facelift, Facelift and Cheek Enhancement.
Chin Enhancement Surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthetic combined with oral or I.V.sedation. It takes 2-3 hours to complete depending on the exact procedure required.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Chin Enhancement procedure suitable to you at your consultations.
Types of Chin Implants
Silicone Implants are usually used for Chin Enhancement Surgery which are available in a variety of different sizes and shapes and can be further modified, to meet the individual needs of the patient.
Fat Transfer procedures only use the patient’s own fat taken from another part of the body.
At the consultations, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of Chin Enhancement procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient. Clear communication about your aesthetic goals is vital at this stage.
Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking, the contraceptive pill and other medications to you, as they can interfere with the procedure as well as the healing process.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.
Chin Implants are typically placed through an incision made inside the lower lip or through a natural skin crease located beneath the chin.
Mr Ferrando will use the implant, discussed with you at your consultation, that would best enhance your appearance and insert it into a pocket created over the front of the jawbone. The incisions will be closed and bandages applied if the cut was placed under the chin.
Fat Transfer procedures start with an extraction of fat from other areas your body such as abdomen, thighs, buttocks. Local anesthetic will be used to numb these areas to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. The fat will be cleansed to then be carefully injected into your chin. The new shape and form of your chin will have been discussed at your consultation.
After Surgery – Recovery
After Chin Enhancement surgery, the bandage must be kept on for the first two days. Drainage tubes may be attached to your face but will be removed 1-2 days after surgery. There isn’t usually any significant discomfort after surgery; Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort, just in case you should experience any pain.
You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
It is very important to keep your head in an elevated position as it will aid the recovery process. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time, whereas others will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. You can expect a some swelling and you chin might feel partially numb for a few weeks.
Chin Fat Transfer procedures may cause swelling, numbness, and bruising for the first seven days. You will also be required to take your body temperature regularly because a slight increase in temperature could mean infection. Patients can get back to work after a three to five days after the surgery. Make up can be applied 24 hours after surgery.
You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least three days off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.