I'm considering a chin implant to correct my weak chin, however I am a tad worried that chin augmentation might hamper my ability to play the violin (which is held by holding the violin in place between the shoulder and chin). Will I still be able to hold the violin correctly after a chin implant? If so how long should I wait before applying direct pressure on my chin by holding my instrument?
Will a Chin Implant Hinder my Ability to Play the Violin?
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Playing the Violin after Chin Surgery
I would wait 6 weeks after surgery before playing the violin. Be sure to follow up with your Plastic Surgeon for post operative instructions.
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Chin Augmentation and the Violin
It is probably going to be about six weeks after chin implant placement before you feel comfortable playing the violin. But after that there should be no long-term problems or concerns about violoin position or implant displacement.
Playing Violin after Chin Augmentation
Once the surgical area heals following chin implant placement you will have no prioblems playing the violin. However, I suggest you do not put any pressure on your chin for 4-6 weeks after surgery. In fact violin placement may be easier with a stronger chin.
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Chin implant and violin
This is an interesting question. What concerns you may be a problem as frequent pressure to one side or the other after chin augmentation might lead to some shift of the implant. The implant should be stable after 6 weeks.
I would think it best that you bring your violin with you on a preoperative consultation visit and let the surgon see how the instrument impacts on the chin area.