Christopher Thomson F.R.A.C.S
Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Patient Information on Chin Augmentation

Augmentation Surgery of the Cheek, Jaw, Chin - Fat Grafting

Chin augmentation is a popular procedure to provide increasing definition to the structure of the jaw. It is performed through an incision inside the mouth to maximise concealment. The augmentation is performed onto bone, providing a deep, solid structural enhancement which does not absorb over time.

In all patients there is an initial swelling, but usually by 1 to 2 weeks most patients are out and about with confidence.

Bleeding and infection can occur in every surgery and may require treatment with antibiotics. Rarely the augmentation material may need to be removed.

After surgery the mouth incisions need to be cared for. Do not chew food which may irritate these areas and a gentle mouthwash with either salt water or a gargle can be useful every 4 to 6 hours. A soft diet is sensible for a week.

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