Your surgeon will choose the correct size and shape of implant to improve your look. He or she will then make a small incision along the inside of the lower lip or just under the chin to create a pocket-like area. The implant will then be placed inside the pocket.
1 - 2 HOURS
Pre Operative Care
Post Operative Care
Usually, the chin is taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in five to seven days. If an intraoral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve.
Risks and Complications
The most common side effects associated with Botox treatment include eyelid bruising and nausea, however they are temporary and should disappear gradually. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding or bruising have also been associated with the injection, but occurrences are not common and usually temporary. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. The most common risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, fluid, numbness, or a change in sensation to the chin.
The most common risk particular to this surgery is numbness from the anesthetic and swelling. Please note that as you heal, various areas will regain sensation before others. Numbness of the lips should subside in 2-3 weeks. There is also the risk of asymmetry or “shifting” due to swelling, trauma or haematoma. If this happens a second surgery may be needed, however this is not very common.