CHIN AUGMENTATION IN NEW JERSEY
Mentoplasty and genioplasty are terms used to describe chin surgery that involves the augmentation or reshaping of the chin. Adding a chin implant is particularly effective when combined with other techniques such as facelifts and neck lifts, rhinoplasty and liposuction of the neck and jowls. Chin augmentation is performed by inserting a silicone implant under the skin. Most often, the incision is made beneath the chin in a natural crease and closed with sutures that are removed in five days. The access incision can also be made inside the mouth, where the lower lip meets the teeth, and then closed with resorbable sutures. The intraoral approach does not leave an external scar but there may be a higher incidence of infection as the implant is placed through a contaminated field. At the end of the surgery, your chin is often taped to minimize swelling, and a compression strap is worn. Insertion of a jaw implant involves incisions made inside the mouth on either side of the lower lip. The incisions are closed with dissolving sutures.
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