Facial harmony, proportion, and symmetry are considered the most important aspects of facial beauty. At Luxe Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney, our Dr specialises in facial plastic surgery, such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, chin and cheek implants, rhinoplasty, hairline lowering. Chin and cheek implants can reshape your facial features and produce natural-looking results.
A chin implant can be used to balance the proportions of the face. A chin implant is most often used if you have a small lower jaw. An implant can also be used to compensate for a large nose and to help it appear smaller. A wide range of chin implant shapes and sizes are available to suit your particular needs.

The Procedure

A chin implant can be an isolated procedure or combined with other facial surgery. The chin implant is inserted via an incision under the chin crease or through an incision in the mouth. The surgery is performed as a day-stay procedure under general anesthesia.

Recovery from Chin Implant

After a chin implant procedure you should be up and about on the same day and back at work within a week. Bruising and swelling is minimal. There is generally little pain associated with the chin implant procedure.

Is there an ideal age for implant surgery?

There is no ideal age for chin implant surgery, however, as your facial features are growing throughout adolescence, it is recommended to wait until the age of around 18 or older.

Where is the surgery performed and do I need to stay in hospital?

Chin implant surgery is performed in a private, accredited hospital under general anaesthetic with a qualified anaesthetist and usually take approximately 1 hour. You can go home the same day but will require someone to pick you up to care for you at least overnight and take you to Luxe for your post-op appointments.

How long does a chin implant last?

Chin implants are made of malleable but firm solid silicone (to imitate bone). They do not leak or break down. They are designed to last a lifetime but can be removed if desired.

Where will the scares be?

A small incision is usually made under the chin.

How much does it cost?

You can expect to start from $11,000 including the surgeon’s fee, assistant’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital stay and garments if necessary. Your surgeon and cosmetic surgery consultant will discuss the costs with you on the day of your consultation.

Are there any Medicare rebates?

There are no Medicare rebates as a chin implant is a cosmetic procedure.

How can I be sure chin implant will look natural?

As with almost all surgery, moderation is the key to a natural-looking result. While a moderate increase in chin size may be aesthetically beneficial, a very large increase can look artificial and disharmonious. Our Dr always strives for natural-looking results in chin implant surgery, and so will carefully assess you to determine the correct chin implant shape and size for your requirements.

Does a chin implant move around?

Correct positioning of the chin implant is important, as they are designed to stay in one position and not move.

Are there alternatives to chin implants?

There are non-surgical filler injections that can make a difference to the shape of the face, but are only temporary. Chin implants remain the most effective, permanent solution.

Do you offer digital imaging so I can get an idea of what I will look like?

Yes, we uses a morphing program to be able to give you an idea of the result you can achieve.

When will I have my follow-up and will it be with surgeon?

You will be seen by our Dr within 7 days of your surgery.

Regular appointments are made to remove sutures and to check on your healing following surgery.

How will I know how to care for my wounds when I go home?

You will be given a Plastic Surgery Recovery guide upon booking your surgery. This document explains in great detail all of your after care following surgery.

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