What to Expect During the Procedure
Chin Implant Surgery can take approximately 30 to 45 minutes under general anesthesia but can also be provided under local anesthesia in some cases. If you are undergoing a silicone chin implant, Dr. Solomon makes a small incision under the chin and places the implant directly on the bone.
This method allows for more accurate placement and reduces the risk of infection. For MEDPOR implants, the material is fixed to the jaw bone using tiny titanium screws that fuse to the bone, improving stability.
What to Expect Post-Procedure
Surgery for a MEDPOR implant typically takes an hour with a recovery period of 7-10 days. Recovery can take up to 10 days, with swelling lasting anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months.
Is the chin augmentation safe?
Chin implants and chin augmentation surgery are typical cosmetic procedures and are considered safe. However, they do present an increased risk for infection when the incision is made inside the mouth instead of below the chin.
This is because the mouth contains bacteria that cannot be removed with rubbing alcohol in the way a surgeon removes bacteria from the skin. As a result, Dr. Solomon prefers to make the incision under the chin.
He also performs a thorough consultation, assessment, and medical history review, to establish whether you are a suitable candidate for chin augmentation.
About Our Chin Implant Surgeon
Dr. Solomon is an Otolaryngologist in Canada and the USA, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He specializes in reconstructive and elective plastic surgery of the head and neck including chin implants.
He has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and holds certifications in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He also completed an 8-year, 2-term tenure as Chief of Surgery at York Central Hospital, now known as Mackenzie Health Hospital and is listed as a member of the esteemed teaching faculty at the University of Toronto. Dr. Solomon holds offices in both Etobicoke General Hospital and Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital.
To learn more about if Silicone or MEDPOR Chin Implants is right for you, please feel free to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Solomon at either our private clinics in Toronto or Thornhill. We are here to answer your questions.