Lifting or enhancing the chin with the help of a prosthesis is a simple but very effective way to balance the facial features. By inserting a chin implant the facial profile becomes more balanced. Jaw implants are also possible, only a surgeon can inform you about jaw implants after a thorough assessment of your needs. 

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Chin Implant Basics

  • Surgery: 30 minutes
  • Sleep sedation or general anaesthesia
  • Incision: 3 cm inside the mouth
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 4 days
  • No bandages

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Suitable candidates for chin implant

If you are bothered by your facial features related to the shape of your chin (recessed chin, squared or pointed chin, fleshy neck, prominent nose) then a chin or jaw implant could be a solution for you.

Both men and women can make equally good candidates for chin implants, but their teeth and jaw should be functioning well. If the chin is mildly weak and the teeth and jaw are functioning properly, the candidate can benefit the most from chin implants and achieve the desired aesthetic look.

During the consultation the surgeon will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a chin implant. He will assess which type, shape and form of prosthesis is best for you.

A chin implant procedure

Chin correction surgery with implants can be performed on an outpatient basis under intravenous sedation. After the procedure, you rest for a while in one of our patient rooms. That evening you are fit and well enough to return home. The surgeon can usually insert the implant (chin prosthesis) via the underside of the chin or via the inside of the mouth.

What to expect

A few weeks after the operation the chin and face may still be a little swollen. It will take a few weeks before any bruising disappears. Swelling and irregularities usually disappear about 2 to 3 weeks later. Sometimes a patient may experience a loss of sensation around the operated area. Generally, this disappears by itself in the weeks following the chin operation.

The definite result is only visible a few weeks after the procedure, when all the swelling has gone. A scar on the inside of the mouth is invisible. An incision under the chin is barely noticeable.

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Our strengths

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

State of the Art Facility

Located in the heart of Genk, Wellness Kliniek is a state of the art aesthetic clinic with private operating facilities specialising in aesthetic treatments and surgery.  The Wellness Kliniek operates to the highest standards with highly qualified doctors, surgeons and dentists and skilled nursing staff. 

More than 20 years of experience

Since it was founded in 1996, the Wellness Kliniek in Belgium has been one of the leading aesthetic surgery clinics in Europe, treating patients from around the world helping them live up to their aesthetic aspirations while guaranteeing excellent medical outcomes. We do not work with consultants or salespeople, you will only see the doctor that will treat you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a chin implant leave a noticeable scar?
The surgeon can usually insert the implant (chin prosthesis) via the underside of the chin or via the inside of the mouth.
What are the risks of chin implant surgery?
Just like with other operations there is always a risk of infection, sensory disturbance and rejection of the prosthesis. Sometimes the chin implant needs to be removed. If you experience any "pain with a fever" in the days following an operation you should contact us immediately. We are available for you 24 hours a day.

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