Surgery Explained

Chin augmentation can be completed under local anaesthetic but we prefer to use general anaesthetic as this is often more comfortable for the patient.

This is especially true if the chin is being done at the same time as another procedure, such as a rhinoplasty (nose job).

The chin augmentation procedure will involve a small cut or incision under the chin, so that the scar will be almost invisible. Your surgeon will complete the augmentation as discussed with you and in order to avoid displacement, the implant will be stitched to the lining on the top of the jaw bone.

The procedure takes about 1 to 1½ hours.


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