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Plastic and cosmetic surgery

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Chin implant

A chin augmentation enhances the chin through placement of an implant, or surgical manipulation of the jaw bone. The result is a jaw line that is in better proportion to other facial features, and thus more attractive.
This outpatient procedure takes 1-2 hours to perform chin augmentation surgery. Time requirements can vary, of course, depending on the extent of surgery.

Chin augmentation results are usually permanent.

Recovery time

The patient has to wear protective dressing home after surgery to cover the chin. After chin augmentation, recovery from swelling, as well as slight local discomfort and possible numbness, will occur over the month or two following surgery. Most patients can get back to work within the week following surgery. Other minimally-strenuous activities can usually be resumed about 1-2 weeks after surgery. And exercise should be avoided until about the fourth week of chin augmentation recovery.