Chin enhancement procedures using implants take just thirty minutes to an hour to complete on average. They are commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation, though general anesthesia may also be an option. Incisions may be located on the inside of the lower lip or on the skin just beneath the chin. An implant of the appropriate size and shape is then inserted through the incision and placed over the jawbone.
Some bruising and swelling may occur after chin enhancement, and patients may experience some difficulty with facial movements like talking and smiling. Restrictions may need to be placed on your diet. Discomfort can occur during the first few days, but the doctors will prescribe medication that can help to control this. Most patients find that they are well enough to return to work about one week after their chin enhancement procedure.
Chin enhancement procedures using fat transplantation or filler injections are typically less invasive and involve minimal recovery.