What is Chin Implant Surgery?
Chin implants for Women (or Mentoplasty) are often considered by women who have a weak or receding chin and would like a stronger, more defined jaw line. It is used to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently, this chin enhancement will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features.
Chin implants for Women may also be an option if you are having nose surgery. Your Consultant may recommend this procedure in order to achieve a proportionate face, as the size of the chin may alter the perceived size of the nose.
An incision is made either inside your mouth along the lower lip or in the skin just beneath your chin in order to create a pocket at the front of your jawbone. A chin implant, specially selected to be the correct size and shape to give you your desired results, will then be inserted into the pocket.
What results can I expect?
Improved facial balance and facial proportions
Improved definition of the jaw line and improves profile
Frequently Asked Questions about Chin Implants
Who will do my initial consultation?
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon
What is the recovery time like?
A Chin Implant usually takes 45 to 60 minutes and will require an overnight stay in hospital. You will need to take between 5 to 7 days off work to recover; the exact time will depend on the extent of the surgery.
You can experience some discomfort and swelling in the chin and jaw area for several days after the procedure, which causes difficulty with actions such as smiling and talking, your aftercare will be managed with the support of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and River Medical Registered General Nurse to ensure you the safest and most comfortable recovery.
Your stitches will be removed 10 days after your surgery.
How should I prepare for my procedure?
There are a few elements to this: preparation will begin with your initial consultation with our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, you will also meet with one of our Registered General Nurses. They will both go through every aspect of the surgery and your recovery with you.
You will come in once more before your surgery to have a further comprehensive pre-operative assessment with your River Medical Registered General Nurse.
The Consultant Plastic Surgeon will be available to you right up until your surgery should you wish to see him again.
Why do you not have before and after pictures on the website?
Before and after pictures on websites can be misleading as they may not be patients of the surgeon who will be doing your Chin Implants.
As every person wanting for a Chin Implant has completely different expectations, it is a much more valuable tool for your Consultant Plastic Surgeon to show pictures of not only Implants that he as actually done but also show you results you will be likely to receive