What to Expect During Chin Augmentation Surgery
When you’re considering chin augmentation surgery, you can start the process by consulting with Dr. Mentz. This consultation will allow you to get more information about the procedure and ask any questions you might have. Dr. Mentz will ask you about your specific aesthetic goals for the treatment. He’ll also ask you about your medical history, current health, and any medications you’re taking. The doctor will review your treatment options with you and devise a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs if you decide to proceed.
Chin augmentation surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure. Usually, the procedure is performed using local anesthesia with IV sedation, but general anesthesia may be used in some cases—especially if chin augmentation is combined with other surgeries. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Mentz will make the necessary incision, insert your customized implant, and place it in the proper position. He will then close the incision and bandage the treatment area to complete the procedure. Typically, chin augmentation takes around 45 minutes to an hour, and you should be able to return home within an hour or two of the surgery.
Chin Augmentation Surgery Technique
When performing a chin augmentation procedure, Dr. Mentz uses either a chin implant or fat grafting, depending on the needs and preferences of the patient. When using a chin implant, the doctor begins by making a tiny incision either beneath the chin or on the inside of the mouth. Then, he carefully inserts the customized chin implant through the incision. This implant will have been precisely designed based on the patient’s unique treatment plan. Dr. Mentz will then ensure that the implant is positioned correctly before closing the incision and applying bandages to the area.
When using the fat grafting chin augmentation technique, Dr. Mentz starts by harvesting excess fat from a separate area of the patient’s body. This fat is then cleaned and purified before being carefully injected into the chin to add natural-looking volume.