Having an aligned jawline helps in enhancing your physical appearance. If your chin is recessed or weak, your plastic surgeon can perform chin implant surgery to add some strength. Let’s find out more details on chin implant surgery.
Understanding Chin Implant Surgery
Chin implant surgery is a procedure that helps in improving the contours of the neck, chin, and jawline. During this surgery, the doctor places an implant on your chin bone to change its shape and size to achieve a more flattering facial contour.
The Chin Implant Surgery Procedure
This surgery is outpatient, and the doctor uses local or general anesthesia, or sedation. The surgeon will make a small incision in the mouth or under the chin. The surgeon then makes room for the chin implant via the incision. The procedure takes around one hour to compelete. After the surgery, the surgeon closes the incision using sutures and then bandages the chin.
Why You Should Consider a Chin Implant Surgery
If you look at yourself in the mirror and feel bad about the appearance of your face, chin surgery might resolve your issue. As stated above, chin implant surgery helps in boosting your confidence by strengthening your chin and improving the proportionality of your face. Here are things that chin implant surgery helps to achieve.
• Corrects a recessed or weak chin
• Helps reduce full or double chin
• Improves the jaw and neckline
• Shapes the chin proportionally
What Does a Chin Implant Look Like?
A chin implant is a small solid silicone device that is customized to fit a patient’s chin bone. The implant varies in contour and size; your surgeon helps choose the size that will give you a natural look and promote enhancement. After insertion, it is difficult for other individuals to notice any augmentation since it feels and appears natural.
Recovery from Chin Implant Surgery
After the surgery, you will experience a little downtime, but you will get back to your normal activities within a week. You will experience minimal discomfort, which is controllable using analgesics. You will be required to sleep face-up with an elevated head for one or two weeks. This helps to control the post-operation swelling and quickens the healing of the incisions.
If your work or job involves strenuous activities, you may resume after 2 weeks. Also, ensure you follow all the guidelines given by the surgeon for a faster healing process and great results. After three months, the results will be final since most of the swelling will have subsided.
Since chin implants are durable, they are permanent. Even though your face gets affected by other factors such as aging, the enhanced chin will not experience any change.
Chin Implant Surgery Risks
Chin implant surgery faces very few complications when performed by our experienced surgeons. Some risks you are likely to experience include hematoma, infection, poor scarring, a shift in the position of the implant, or issues from anesthesia.
Contact Us Today
If you are planning to have chin implant surgery, consider scheduling a consultation with Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. For more information about other plastic or cosmetic surgery services, contact us today.
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.