You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
The surgery depends on the procedure being performed. If you’re having a chin implant, Dr. Jimerson will determine how much implant to use based on your nose size, bone structure, gender and ethnicity. Often, men want a stronger more pronounced jawline, while women prefer a much softer appearance.
An incision is made inside the mouth, the muscle and skin is lifted up from the chin, and the implant is placed and sutured in place. In some cases, the incision is made underneath the chin. If this is done, the scar will be hardly visible. Bandages are wrapped around the incision if it is done outside the mouth.
In addition to chin augmentation, another procedure is to reduce or move the chin. In this case an incision is made inside the mouth or underneath the chin where a portion of the bone is removed, moved forward and secured in place.