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Who Can Have Chin Augmentation

  • If you're unhappy with your chin size and shape because it's weak, recessed, or asymmetrical to face features. 
  • If you're healthy with no severe illness that will impair healing
  • You're not an ideal candidate if you suffer from severe microgenia (small chin) 

Treatment Duration

The surgery will take 1 hour, but depending on the complexity, it might take longer.  

Chin Augmentation Risks & Side Effects

Possible risks of chin augmentation and chin implant risks include:

  • Infection 
  • Hematoma (internal bleeding) 
  • A shift in implant position
  • Poor scarring
  • Side effects from anesthesia.
  • Damage to facial nerves 

Chin Augmentation Recovery Time

In the first few days after the surgery, you will experience tenderness, swelling, and bruising in the chin. You will need to follow a liquid-based diet to limit jaw movement. After the surgery, you will wear a chin strap dressing to hold the chin position, and you will remove it three days after the surgery.

You will follow a medication plan to reduce the pain. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide you with the instruction you need to speed up your recovery. You will need to sleep face-up with your head tilted up for the first two weeks.

You can expect to return to demanding activities 3 - 4 weeks after the surgery. Expect to see results and experience full recovery after three months.

Chin Augmentation Success Rate:

Chin augmentation has a success rate of 85% - 90%

Alternative Treatments

  • Injectable chin augmentation fillers (non-surgical) 

How Does it Work?

Chin augmentation procedure is a cosmetic procedure also known as genioplasty. It enhances the shape and size of the chin. It can be invasive with a surgical approach or non-invasive using injectable fillers. 

The procedure is performed on outpatients under general and local anesthesia with a sedative. Your chin augmentation specialist will incise under the chin or inside the mouth to place the implant.

Typically, chin augmentation surgeries take one hour, but it will take longer if other cosmetic procedures are performed.

We will ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide below to evaluate your case for your online consultation.

Types of Chin Fillers 

The most common jaw fillers your doctor may use include:

  • hyaluronic acid (Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma or Volux)
  • calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) (Radiesse)

There are several types of dermal filler your doctor might recommend for the jaw and chin. But currently, the only FDA-approved filler for jaw and chin augmentation is Juvederm Volux.

What Does Chin Augmentation Surgery Involve?

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and needs and match you with the best chin augmentation specialist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:

1. Final consultation with a chin implant specialist 

The surgeon will discuss the proposed surgery plan with you and address any concerns or expectations you have about the surgery.

2. Medical Examination 

Before the chin implant surgery, your surgeon will perform a series of tests to ensure that you are in good health for the procedure. They will perform physical and blood tests to eliminate the risks that can hinder the procedure's success.

3. Anesthesia 

Your surgeon will give you general and local anesthesia with a sedative. 

4. The surgery 

Your surgeon will choose the appropriate incision based on your case; then, your surgeon will make small incisions under the chin or inside the mouth to place the implant. 

Your surgeon may insert the implant around the chin and close the incision. Your doctor will place a chin strap dressing after the surgery to hold the implant position and limit the chin movement.

What Should I Expect After Chin Augmentation Treatment?

  • After the surgery, it is normal to feel discomfort and experience minor bruises and inflammation on the chin and face. It will fade after a few days. 
  • After three weeks you can return to sports activities, but you should practice light and moderate exercises. 
  • The treated area will be slightly inflamed for the first week. 
  • Some patients might report that their chin feels numb for three months after the operation, although this is a rare case.
  • You will be given a chin strap dressing to wear when you lie down or sleep for the first few weeks after the operation to hold the implant position.
  • Chin augmentation results are immediate, and you will notice a significant change in the shape and size of your chin right after the surgery. 

Things You Should Consider Before Chin Augmentation

  • A week before the surgery, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medicine associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as early as you can
  • It is best to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. It would help if you didn't take in alcohol 24 hours before the surgery.
  • If you are taking medicine for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery.   

FAQ

How long does chin augmentation last?

Suppose you decide to have a silicone chin implant expect the change to last a lifetime. But with non-surgical chin methods like injectable fillers, the results will last between six to twelve months, depending on the type of fillers and how your body will absorb the fillers.

Does chin augmentation improve jawline?

If you feel your chin proportions are asymmetrical to your face features, chin augmentation will help to improve the neck and jawline.

Is chin augmentation painful?

Chin augmentation is performed under anesthesia and sedation. You will not experience pain during the surgery. After the surgery, your doctor will prescribe medication to manage any pain or discomfort.

When can I smile again after chin implant?

The procedure will affect your speech for a short time. You might feel your chin is stiff when you smile or try to talk, but after the first week, you will return to normal activities.

Chin implants vs. fillers? 

Chin implants need a surgical approach and are a permanent solution for chin augmentation. Also, it can last a lifetime. While fillers are temporary, the results will last from 6-12 months, depending on the type of fillers.

Is chin augmentation cost abroad affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the chin augmentation cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

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    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    I highly recommended flymedi.com. Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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