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What Bandages/Garments Do You Usually Advise for Post-op Chin Patients?

Hello, I am considering a chin implant. What bandages do you usually put on patients post-procedure and how long do they have to wear it?

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Chin implant dressings

I typically use a small 1/2 inch elasto-plast tape dressing with a small telfa over the minimal incision. This is left on for two to three days and helps to reduce swelling and keeps the implant in position.


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Chin implant - post surgical dressing

Typically I place a stretchy foam tape dressing for two days.  This is probably not necessary but I like the idea of having some pressure to minimize swelling in the area.  The dressing is only on for two days. 

Douglas M. Stevens, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dressings after chin implant

If chin implant placement is performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with rhinoplasty, we do not use any dressing for the chin.

Commonly, I perform chin enhancement together with face and neck lifts. Then, a neck dressing is used to support the the neck under the chin.

Frank P. Fechner, MD
Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin badnages or garments after chin augmentation

The use of post-operative garments depends on the implant and the method of fixation. Some surgeons use very few garments while others may  use tape and/or elastic garments for up to 72 hours.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Chin implant dressing

I typically use a stretchy tape dressing over the area for a couple days to help keep down the swelling and prevent implant shifting. There is a non stick telfa dressing directly over the incision line and sutures. the sutures are removed 1 week after surgery.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bandages/Garments Do You Usually Advise for Post-op Chin

In most cases I provide a chin velcro strap. I have use just taping in the early days of my practice. From MIAMI DR. Darryl J. Blinski

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