Chin implants are becoming a more popular facial procedure each year. The surgery is often performed to improve the appearance of the chin or offer support to a weaker chin. Thus, chin implants can be used to enhance facial symmetry.
If you are considering this surgery, it is essential to ask your surgeon the right questions before deciding. Read on for these questions which will help you gain a better understanding of what to expect.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals who have low self-esteem or low confidence due to their dissatisfaction with their chin can often benefit from a chin implant. Ideal candidates are health, nonsmokers with realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment options.
What are the Benefits of a Chin Implant?
This procedure offers many benefits for those who are unhappy with the shape or size of their chin. A chin plant can improve the size of a chin that is too small or recessed, eliminate the appearance of a double chin, or improve a chin that is not proportionate with the other facial features. Results are permanent, so you can enjoy your newly-balanced features for years to come.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Chin implant surgery can be performed using general or local anesthetic. During this procedure, a small incision will be created under the chin or inside of the mouth. Through this incision a silicone chin implant will be placed over the chin bone.
What Does Recovery Look Like?
After chin implant surgery, most people will have 1-2 weeks of downtime to recover. Swelling and bruising are to be expected, though you can gently apply ice to your chin to help relieve these side effects. Any stitches will be removed within a week of surgery.
Contact Us Today
When it comes to chin implant surgery, Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme are skilled surgeons who will be able to provide you with aesthetic and functional results you desire. They offer various surgical options for their patients, and take pride in delivering natural-looking results. If you are considering chin implant surgery, schedule a consultation today with Drs. Papel, Kontis, or Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme to get started.
Dr. Ira D. Papel is certified in Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.