A chin implant can significantly improve and help balance your facial appearance. Men and women often mistakenly assume their nose is out of proportion with the rest of their face when in fact, it is their chin. A small or recessed chin can make the profile and jawline appear weak or unrefined. Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers customized chin augmentation with chin implants to individuals desiring a more balanced and harmonious appearance. Dr. Harris is a highly experienced, AAFPRS fellowship-trained, board-certified, Beverly Hills facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon who strives to deliver the best chin implants Beverly Hills has to offer. Schedule your consultation for a chin implant today.
Through Genioplasty, or chin augmentation surgery, the shape of the chin, neck, and jawline can be changed for the better. Implants come in several different materials with a silastic (a type of silicone) version being the most commonly used. In most cases, surgery involves putting an implant that conforms seamlessly to the portion of your jaw that gives your chin projection. This is done to change the size and shape of your chin and make your face look more balanced or elongate and enhance your jawline. With chin augmentation, a weak or recessed chin can be fixed permanently.
A chin implant can provide jawline definition in men and women for a more balanced appearance. One of the numerous benefits of chin augmentation is being able to immediately observe your final result. If you feel self-conscious about your weak chin or that your facial features are out of proportion, a chin implant surgery may help you feel more confident. Chin implants have the following benefits:
Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia, chin implant surgery is relatively straightforward. A small incision is made either within the mouth or just beneath the chin. Dr. Harris uses this incision to provide space for the chin implant, which is then fastened to the chin bone to prevent movement. If our Beverly Hills chin implant patients are having additional treatments, it will take longer, but the usual operating time for chin implant surgery is less than an hour. Following surgery, the incision is closed and the chin is bandaged.
Your chin will be protected with a bandage. For the first 24 hours, you must keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and bruising. Once the swelling begins to subside, your implant will start to show more definition. Any visible sutures are taken out five to seven days after your surgery. Your small incision will be well hidden in the shadow beneath your chin or within the mouth making it undetectable. It will then improve even further with use of modern scar-reduction therapy.
It's common to feel numb or tight under the chin for a short time. After surgery, you must sleep face-up with your head raised for at least a week to reduce swelling and protect your wounds as they heal. Most of our Beverly Hills chin implant patients can go back to strenuous exercise three to four weeks after surgery. Follow the specific instructions your plastic surgeon gives you for recovery to ensure you heal well and your results look great as soon as possible.
Chin implants are made to last a lifetime and are made to be very strong and durable. After six weeks of your surgery, your final results should be apparent. However, you may experience lingering swelling for up to three months. Your results are permanent and will last a lifetime unless you endure any type of facial trauma.
For individuals looking for a more proportionate appearance, Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers chin augmentation using chin implants. One of the main benefits of chin augmentation is that you can see the results right away. Schedule your consultation immediately to find out if chin implants are the best option for you.
You will be made comfortable during your operation. If necessary, your doctor will prescribe pain medication after surgery. However, the majority of people can reduce their pain with over-the-counter medication.
When performed by a knowledgeable, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Harris, chin augmentation carries a very minimal risk of complications. Potential issues include infection, bleeding, implant movement, scarring, and side effects from anesthesia.
Each patient's procedure will have a different price because it is specific to their treatment plan. After your consultation with Dr. Harris, our patient care coordinator will discuss cost and payment options.
Chin implants for chin augmentation are not covered by medical insurance. However, Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers payment and financing options for your convenience.
If you are considering plastic surgery, choose the doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. Dr. William Harris makes it his mission to deliver artful, innovative, and detailed surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you live more beautifully every day. Schedule a consultation today to start your journey.
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