This operation is performed via an incision in the skin fold under the chin or inside the mouth. Its purpose is to provide improved balance to the nose / lip/ chin profile view.
A prosthesis is placed in a small pocket over the bony portion of the chin to move the soft tissues forward. It is sutured in place and external strapping is placed to maintain shape and minimize swelling.
- Time: 1.5 hours
- Hospital stay: Same day discharge
- Back to work: 2 – 3 days
- Driving a car: Next day
- Exercise: 6 weeks