What is Chin Augmentation?
In most cases, a chin augmentation involves the placement of an implant into the chin area in order to improve the appearance of a recessed chin.
How Does a Chin Augmentation Surgery Work?
As mentioned above, a chin augmentation typically involves the placement of an implant into the chin area. In most cases, a small incision is made either inside the patient’s mouth or underneath the chin. The implant is then inserted through the incision and positioned by the surgeon.
The Ideal Candidate
During your initial consultation, the surgeon will decide whether or not you are a good candidate. The qualities for the ideal candidate include:
- General good health
- Skin that still maintains elasticity
- Realistic expectations
How Much Does a Chin Augmentation Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients’ needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Consultation Fee: R1000
Chin Augmentation Surgery Before & After
Chin Augmentation Recovery
The recovery time after a chin augmentation is generally very quick depending on the procedure chosen and the size of the incision made.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
If carried out by a medical professional, the side effects from a chin augmentation should be minimal and patients are likely to see results immediately.
Temporary Side Effects
It is common to experience side effects after a chin augmentation, these include:
Other Possible Side Effects
In some cases, the side effects are more severe. These include:
- Nerve damage
- Tissue death
- Skin discolouration
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.