A retruded chin often makes a person looks meek, especially in a male. A chin implant will give an image of a more confident person.
What does the surgery involve?
The surgery is done under local anaesthesia with twilight sedation. An incision is made inside the mouth. A pocket is created superficial to the bone and the implant is placed in this pocket.
How is the post-operative recovery?
Recovery takes about 1 to 2 weeks. Initially, there may be slight difficulty in speech due to swelling. This will resolve as the swelling subsides.
What are the risks?
As with any surgical procedure, infection may occur. If the infection persists, the implant may have to be removed and replaced at a later time. Shifting of the implant is another possibility. Should the implant become slightly misaligned, a second procedure might be necessary to reposition it.