4. How is a chin surgery performed?
Step One – Anesthesia
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be given during this procedure to keep you comfortable.
Step Two – The Incision
Chin surgeries require a variety of incisions, depending on the surgeon’s preferences and the technique used. Some surgeons work through an incision in the mouth where gum and lower lip meet, whereas others perform the surgery through an incision under the chin.
During a chin reduction, the surgeon will make an incision under the chin or inside the mouth. Excess tissue and bone will be removed, and the tip of the chin is secured with metal wires ad plates. An implant may then be used to smooth the contours of the chin.
During a chin implant surgery, the surgeon will make an incision under the chin or inside the mouth. The surgeon will then create a space where the implant can be inserted. The implant will be gently inserted through the incision using a sterilized clamp and be positioned at the front of the jawbone.
Step Three – Closing the incisions
The skin incisions are closed using sutures, skin adhesives, or tapes.
Step Four – See the results
The results will be immediate for both chin reduction and chin implant surgery, but there will be significant swelling.
The surgeon will normally apply a dressing to the wound right after surgery that will stay on for two to three days. Tenderness will occur, and the surgeon will prescribe prescription painkillers to help with post-operative discomfort.