WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?

Before your chin implant surgery

  • Your Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume activities like smoking, or taking aspirin or any other medication.
  • You will be able to present your expectations to your cosmetic surgeon.
 

THE DAY OF YOUR CHEEK OR CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY

  • The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and may mark the chin with a pen in preparation for your chin implant surgery.
  • Your Cosmetic Surgeon will also obtain your final consent, and answer any last minute questions you may have.
  • The implant is positioned beneath the skin through an incision made from inside the mouth between lip and gum or below the chin
  • Once the implant is placed the chin will be sutured with dissolvable sutures

Going home after cheek or chin implant surgery

  • Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you in relation to how long to stay off work - usually 1 week. Your wounds should be checked after 1 week.
  • If the incision was made inside the mouth, take soft fluids only through a straw until more comfortable
  • You should also avoid hot/spicy foods and use anti-bacterial mouth washes frequently
  • It is very important that you attend the follow up post surgery appointment to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon post-operatively to make sure that you are healing well.
  • You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.

Recovery from cheek or Chin Implant Surgery

  • You may experience some local swelling but this normally settles within approximately a week, allowing you to return to work.

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