Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery is an ideal treatment option for anyone who is bothered by a recessive or disproportionate chin in relation to the rest of the face. The procedure should be preceded by some basic preparation in order to achieve safer and better surgical results.
The surgeon will provide tips and guidelines for preparation at the time of initial consultation. A well-prepared patient will typically have more confidence and will have better resilience to go through the surgery. No surgeon wants to work on someone who is not physically and mentally prepared for this type of procedure. No surgeon wants to cancel a surgery so Dr. Kim and his staff work hard to explain to all patients what to expect during the surgery and how to prepare for it.
Terrific and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides chin augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Avoiding Smoking and Certain Medications
The patient will be required to refrain from smoking for a specified time period before and after chin augmentation procedure. Nicotine in tobacco smoke disrupts the smooth flow of oxygen in the blood, resulting in an increased surgical risk as well as chances of slow healing.
If the patient has been taking any blood thinning drugs such as aspirin and NSAIDs or certain herbal supplements and vitamin E, these will have to be stopped for some time. The surgeon may also adjust the schedule of any prescription meds in consultation with the prescribing physician.
If the patient is working, they should apply for leave in advance at their workplace for at least one week. Non-working patients should also be prepared that they will be confined to home for at least a week, and will need to adjust any social engagements for a later date. The patient should also arrange for someone responsible to drive them back home after chin augmentation cosmetic surgery. It is also a poignant idea to arrange for aftercare for the first few days of recovery for some people – not everyone.
To ensure a stress-free post-operative recovery period, the patient should ideally complete any urgent tasks at home or office well in advance. They may also consider preparing a recovery kit at home, which will include basic essential items required during the early recovery phase. These may include:
- Prescription drugs and antibiotics
- Over the counter pain medications
- Gauze bandages
- Loose fitting clothes with front buttons
- Favorite music CDs or movie DVDs (Transformers, Spy, Sicario, Horrible Bosses, and so forth)
A Day Before Surgery
A day before the scheduled chin implant surgery, the patient should wash their hair thoroughly to help minimize infection risks. They should refrain from consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to the surgery. They should rest well and sleep early on the night before the surgery.
The Day of Surgery
The patient should wear loose fitting top with front buttons on the way to the surgery center. Diabetics should have their vital parameters checked on the morning of the surgery. The surgeon may start the antibiotic regimen prior to the procedure. The patient and their attendant should be prepared for the whole day.
The surgery will only take about one to two hours, but the patient will have to spend additional hours of monitoring in the recovery area. Magnificent and focused plastic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other communities and suburbs in this region of the state for chin augmentation.
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