What Can You Eat After A Chin Augmentation?
A chin augmentation can dramatically improve the look of your whole face! Often overlooked, a strong chin is important to the general structure, balance, and symmetry of your face. During a chin augmentation, your chin is widened and filled out. There are a few ways this can be done:
- Fillers such as Juvederm
- Fat harvested from your own body
- Silicone implants
Following a chin augmentation, it’s important to take the best possible care of yourself to ensure a healthy and quick healing process. Expect swelling, bruising, and pain immediately following the procedure. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication for you, while the best way to relieve swelling and soreness is with ice packs.
Recovery time following a chin augmentation is pretty quick. You can expect to return to work after around a week. However, it’s important that you take care of the area, and follow your doctor’s instructions.
Often chin implants are done through the mouth, meaning you will have an incision inside your mouth, usually with dissolvable stitches. This means you have to be especially careful about what you eat! While your mouth is healing (usually a few days), you should follow a liquid diet, while rinsing your mouth out after eating or drinking to keep the incision clean.
Suggested Foods Include:
- Smoothies and protein shakes
- Pureed fruit, such as applesauce
Following a liquid diet can be difficult, but it’s so important to take care of yourself following surgery. And, it’s only for a few days! Other things to do during your recovery include:
- Icing the area regularly
- Rinsing your mouth out often
- Ensuring you have a U-shaped pillow for sleeping
- Keeping the area safe from any pressure or impact
If you have concerns during your recovery, call your doctor. If you think a chin augmentation is right for you, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Pirani to set up a consultation!