Do I need to shave my face before having a chin implant? And how long after the procedure can I start to shave my face again?
We generally advise patients to shave before a chin implant not to provide a more sterile environment for surgery, but to help guide the technical aspects of the surgery as we’re working to provide a more appropriate facial contour with the implant and it is difficult to judge when there’s a heavy beard overlying the soft tissues. So, we’ll generally ask patients to shave and they can then grow a beard immediately after surgery if they would like.
About the Surgeon
Dr. Peter Hilger has been performing facial cosmetic surgery in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, his breadth of knowledge and talent is unmatched. Learn more about our Peter Hilger plastic surgeon