WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?

If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.

 

THE DAY OF YOUR CHEEK OR CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY

The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and may mark the cheeks or 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 or below the chin and 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 Cosmetic Surgery appointment which has been made for you, 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

As with all surgical procedures there is likely to be a small degree of swelling of the area, but this usually settles within a week of having the procedure. Patients are normally advised to take one to two weeks off work to allow for complete recovery – this also means that you will return to work once the cheeks or chin has fully healed and you have the features you always wanted.


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