What is a Chin Augmentation: Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing better balance to the facial features. The specific medical termsmentoplasty and genioplasty are used to refer to the reduction and addition of material to a patient's chin. This can take the form of chin height reduction or chin rounding by osteotomy, or chin augmentation using implants.
Preparation before surgery: You will need to provide x-rays of your face and chin. The doctor will use these x-rays to find out what part of the chin to operate on.
Estimated Recovery Time: 2 weeks
Estimated Hospital Stay: 1 days
What to do after surgery: You will feel some discomfort and soreness, which you can easily control with medication. You may feel some numbness in your chin for up to 3 months, and a stretching sensation around your chin for 1 week. Most of the swelling will be gone by 6 weeks, depending on the type of procedure you had. You might have to stick to a liquid or soft diet for at least a day or two. You'll probably have the outside bandage removed within a week of surgery. You may be asked to wear a brace while you are sleeping for 4 - 6 weeks.
Meet your doctor(s)
English Speaking: Fluent English, Basic Portuguese and Polish
Years of Experience: 11 years
Qualifications: General Surgery at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca
Plastic Surgery at Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil
Plastic Surgery at Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cost of procedure in Ecuador: $800
Estimated savings: 80%