How is chin implant surgery performed?

We perform chin implant surgery under general anaesthetic. You are asleep throughout the procedure. It will take around one hour and you will be able to go home on the same day.

The incision for chin implant is inside the mouth, carefully placed in the natural crease of your lower lip. In some case they can also be placed on the outside of the chin

The implant is placed and moulded to get the best shape and look.

Chin implant alternatives

If you don’t want surgery, you could ask about dermal fillers to enhance the chin area. These are not permanent of course and will need to be repeated, however it does avoid the need for a surgical procedure.

Chin implant recovery

Expect to take around one week off work. You should rest in the first few days. You will have some swelling and bruising in the chin area, this is perfectly normal and will settle in time.

You should avoid strenuous activities for around six weeks to allow everything time to heal.

You should contact us if you notice any signs of bleeding or infection or increased pain or swelling. In any event your Plastic Surgeon will monitor your progress carefully in the first few weeks. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions of the Plastic Surgeon to ensure a smooth and uneventful recovery. Most patients recover well from chin implant surgery and go on to enjoy the results of their surgery with increased self-confidence.

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Your Patient Journey

If this is your first experience of reaching a cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medical procedure, we understand it can be a bit daunting. In this short guide we outline the steps from start to finish of your procedure, so you can see the pathway to a new you!

1. Step One

Everything starts with a simple phone call or website form enquiry. Our patient co-ordinators are on hand to give you all the information you need and then arrange a free consultation for you with one of the Plastic Surgeons. This stage enables you to find out the facts such as likely costs, what the surgery fees include, available dates for surgery, what aftercare is included etc.

2. Step Two

This is your consultation with the Plastic Surgeon. This is where you find out exactly what can be achieved for you. Here you will discuss implant types, sizes, your hopes and fears for the surgery. You also get to ask questions directly to the Plastic Surgeon and of course he will carry out an examination. At this stage you may also book your surgery or confirm a pre booked date. At this stage any pre operative checks will also be done, and any pre op tests needed will be arranged for you.

3. Step Three

This will be the day of your procedure. You will go to the hospital at the admission time and meet your Plastic Surgeon once again , together with his medical team. The Anaesthetist will come to see you before the procedure and discuss the anaesthetic with you. Then the nursing will take care of your right through the day to ensure a pleasant and smooth experience.

4. Step Four

This is the period of your aftercare. Your Plastic Surgeon will see you for follow up in the hospital and on video to ensure a smooth recovery. You will also have access to our patient care support team whenever you have any general questions. We want you to be totally supported after your surgery and pride ourselves in the aftercare and support we provide our patients.

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    Who performs chin implant surgery?

    Our Plastic Surgeon and Craniofacial Surgeon, Dr Ivo Gwanmesia performs chin implant surgery. With is experience in craniofacial surgery, he is the perfect choice for this kind of procedure.

    To schedule a consultation with Dr Gwanmesia just get in touch and we can arrange a completely free consultation in London. At the consultation Dr Gwanmesia will discuss the procedure with you in detail and explain how the surgery woks and what can be achieved for you. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the surgery. He will closely examine your chin and make his recommendations. Feel free to bring along any photos of the kind of look that you want.

    What are chin implants made from?

    Chin implants are small implants made from silicone. They are available in different sizes and shapes and Dr Gwanmesia will discuss the right size and shape options to help achieve your surgery goal. Ina any event the goal of chin implant surgery is to help achieve a balanced look to the face.

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