Chin Enhancement Surgery Recovery and Postoperative FAQs

Chin Enhancement Surgery Recovery and Postoperative FAQs

How Long Will My Chin Enhancement Results Last For?

A surgical chin enhancement is a permanent procedure. Having said this, no cosmetic procedure can stop the effects of time and ageing and so there may be some changes to the shape of your face and chin as you get older. This means that most patients only undergo one chin enhancement in their lifetime, with the very rare exception of those patients who suffer from surgical complications such as an infected implant. It is recommended that you follow general health advice to get the best long term results from your operation. This includes maintaining a healthy weight and using sunscreen when outside, moisturising regularly and staying healthy and hydrated.

Can I Wear Makeup After Chin Enhancement Surgery?

You should not wear makeup until your surgeon gives you approval to do this. Usually it is possible to start wearing makeup again 2 weeks after your procedure. You can then use camouflage cosmetic products if you wish to cover any bruising you may have.

When Can I Shower and Wash My Hair After Chin Enhancement Surgery?

Your surgeon will give you specific advice on how to wash and bathe after the surgery. In general, you may shower and wash your hair 48 hours after a chin enhancement procedure. Use a mild shampoo and be particularly careful around the treatment area. You can also blow dry your hair on a cool setting. Be gentle when brushing or combing your hair so that you do not catch your comb on your chin as it may still be sore. You must follow your surgeon’s specific advice.

When Will I Feel Comfortable Attending Major Events After Chin Enhancement Surgery?

It is normal to feel a little self-conscious when you are in public due to the swelling, redness and bruising around the treated area after a chin enhancement. However, the vast majority of bruising and swelling should have settled by around 4 weeks. By this time, most people feel comfortable enough to be seen by friends and colleagues. Full recovery, however, takes several months. It is therefore advised that you plan ahead. If you have a major event coming up such as a wedding or birthday, plan your surgery 2 to 3 months before it.

Published: Monday 8 February 2021

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