Procedures / Cosmetic / For The Face / Chin Augmentation
Procedure: Change the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin or reshape the jaw line.
Length: 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general. Outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness.
Risks: Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant ("capsular contracture"), causing unnatural shape.
Recovery: Back to work: about 1 week.
Normal appearance: 2 to 4 weeks.
Activity that could jar or bump the face: 6 weeks or more.
Duration of Results: Permanent
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