The chin plays a critical role in facial appearance.
Once you are out of surgery, you will be allowed to return home. The treated areas will be bandaged carefully to facilitate the healing process. It is important that you keep your head properly elevated for the first 24 hours to help minimize bruising and swelling. You may experience some bruising and swelling for the first several weeks. Once the swelling has diminished, the implants will start to look more natural. Any visible sutures that may have been used will be removed within 5-7 days, following your procedure. The incision is usually unnoticeable because of its discreet location and will fade with the use of advanced scar reducing treatment.
Temporary numbness, or perhaps a sensation of tightness across the chin area can sometimes happen and is normal.
This should resolve over time. Typically, you will be asked to return to the office following your surgery, for a follow-up appointment, so that Dr. Lee may be allowed to check in with you and see how you’re doing. Find out how Dr. Kimberly Lee in Los Angeles performs her chin augmentations to pronounce the features of the lower portion of the face.