– A chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During the operation, the surgeon selects the proper size and shape of implant to improve your appearance. A small incision is made to create the pocket and then the implant is inserted inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area. After this, the chin will be taped to prevent swelling and discomfort.
– Cheek implants usually take about 30 to 45 minutes. When cheek implants are being placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a Face Lift, Forehead Lift or Eyelid Surgery, the implants may be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision will be made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is then created and an implant is inserted.
After surgery, a dressing will be applied to minimize discomfort and swelling. The severity and duration of such side effects may vary, especially if there was another cosmetic procedure performed.
Lower Jaw Surgery
– Jaw implants usually takes about 1 to 2 hours. Internal incisions are made on either side of the lower lip to provide access for creating a pocket into which the lower jaw implant can be inserted. Dissolving sutures are used to close the incisions.