Dr Ritz uses a silicone implant that he places atop the bone and underneath the muscle to add depth to the face.
During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss your concerns and what sort of out come you would like. He will discuss your medical history such as any past surgery or medical conditions we need to be aware of and any medication you take, he will discuss lifestyle factors such as what you do for work and exercise. He will assess you to ensure you are a suitable candidate, and will then determine the best course of treatment. There are different options for this procedure, he will explain them and advise which he feels is best for you. He will discuss the risks associated with this procedure, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Once you have seen him you will see his Personal Assistant Georgie, she will discuss the costs and booking procedures.
To ensure thorough preparation for your surgery, you should admit to the hospital 30 minutes beforehand. Dr Ritz will mark the treatment area and you will also speak with an anaesthetist..
The incision for a chin augmentation is usually placed either inside of the mouth, between the lower gum line and the bottom lip or underneath the chin. Dr Ritz will create a pocket within the chin and insert a sizer to make room for the implant. Afterward, he will place the implant and close your incision with sutures.
You will be transferred to a private hospital room where you can recover for a few hours. You are not required to stay overnight but you may choose to if it makes you feel more comfortable. When you are ready, you can return home.
Depending on what you do for work you will require anywhere from 1-2 weeks off. You are unable to drive for the first 2 weeks. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym which you cannot do for the first 6 weeks. You will be given detailed post operative care instructions prior to surgery.
**Individual results will vary based on factors such as genetics, age, diet and exercise. The outcome experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience.
All surgery carries risks. These risks include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, pain, numbness, asymmetry. All surgery requires a recovery period and post operative care. This will be all discussed in further detail during your consultation**
Morris Ritz is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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