Chin Augmentation is surgery to reshape or enhance the size of the chin. It may be done by inserting an implant.

Chin Augmentation

Method

Chin Augmentation procedure requires local anaesthesia. A cut is made, either inside the mouth or outside under the chin. A pocket is created in front of the chin bone and under the muscles. The implant is placed inside. The implant is often attached to the bone with stitches or screws. Sutures are used to close the surgical cut. When the cut is inside the mouth, the scar can barely be seen. The length of time the procedure takes depends on several factors but is usually from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. After surgery, the patient will be sent to the recovery room for observation for 1-2 hours. If the condition is normal, the patient will be sent back to the hotel. If there is a need for further monitoring, the patient will stay in the recovery room until stable.

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Risks and Complications

Possible risks and complications are bruising, movement of the implant, swelling, numbness, infections, pain that does not go away, scarring, unevenness of the face, fluid accumulation, irregular skin shape.

Additional pre-operative investigation/s and consultation/s

Patient from 50 years old and above, additional consultation with a specialist is required for medical clearance with possible additional investigations. The pre-operative evaluation will be performed by a cardiologist. Patient regardless of age who has other medical problem, an additional consultation with a specialist is required and possible additional investigations.

Recovery

After surgery elevate your head and shoulders on 2 or more pillows. Excessive facial movements (smiling, talking, chewing, yawning, etc.) should be kept to a minimum for the first week. Wound check appointment will be 2-3 days after discharge day wherein the nurses will open the dressings, clean the wound and check for any signs of infection and other problems. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon will be 1 week after discharge. The stitches will be removed on that day. In some cases, the surgeon will not remove all stitches. The remaining stitches will be removed another week by own GP in your home country in order to avoid wound separation. Post-op care involves rest as much as possible, Apply ice bags (keep them cold or in ice) to your chin for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling post-operatively, ambulate in moderation, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol intake, avoid straining, avoid heavy lifting, avoid exposure to hot areas that will cause sweating, avoid saunas, avoid steam rooms, avoid swimming etc. Ask for your surgeon’s advice for specific instructions.

What is included in the price estimation?

Pre-operative investigations based on ASA class, surgeon’s fee, procedure fee, local anaesthesia fee, medical supplies, equipment and facilities related to the procedure, home medications, follow-up appointment, stitch off and dressing as ordered by a doctor only. (staff will provide appointment slip), additional home medications related to the procedure on the follow-up appointment, transportation on arrival, pre-op date, admission date, dressing change appointment, follow-up and departure only. (Airport-Hospital-Hotel).

What is excluded?

General anaesthesia, Pre-operative investigations will be done once patient will request for general anaesthesia and additional charges will be applied. Pre-op investigations related to other medical problems, specialist consultation fee for underlying diseases or any regular consultation with other specialist from 1,250 THB per consultation, hospital stay, additional follow-up, laboratories or medications related to underlying diseases and complications, additional food for patient and family, outside calls, services and materials not included in the package, extra bed for watcher or relative, daily wound dressing(In case the patient cannot change dressing daily by himself/herself and wants to do in the hospital), transportation services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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Hospital Details

Sikarin Hospital

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Founded in 1993, Sikarin Hospital has always kept its promise to provide high quality and value-driven health care to the local community in the eastern region of Bangkok. In recent years, this JCI-accredited and ISO certified hospital has begun to set a strong foot-hold in providing care towards the international community with strong determination to help and heal people regardless of where they are from.

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