Symmetry and balance of the face are essential aspects of current beauty standards. Your chin can be a defining part of your appearance, and many find that it influences the overall shape of your face. A small or withdrawn chin, for example, can affect the look of your nose, cheeks, or neck. Many patients seek help in restoring the proportions of the face with a chin augmentation, effectively boosting self-confidence.
Many celebrities, actors, and public figures opt for chin augmentations. A “strong” or “prominent” chin is a compliment and considered an attribute of successful, good-looking individuals. The appearance and symmetry of your face can help you obtain jobs and other opportunities. If you are displeased with your chin’s shape, you may seek opportunities for plastic surgery in NYC.
What is a Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is the surgical placement of chin implants to refine and improve the bone contouring of one’s chin. There are two main types of chin implants: a silicone chin implant or a porous polyethylene chin implant (Medpor chin implant). These implants are secured to the bone differently and will be chosen after consultation with Dr. Maman depending on your needs. A chin augmentation is often accompanied with other procedures, mainly liposuction of the neck in order to help highlight the jaw and neck lines. For those wanting a less invasive alternative, dermal fillers are a method that can render similar, yet subtle and temporary, results.
Anyone who wishes to add contour to the shape of their chin is a potential candidate for a chin augmentation and plastic surgery in New York. The best candidates are healthy, non-smokers who understand the process and have realistic expectations.
Dr. Maman will discuss your goals, questions, and procedure in great detail during your consultation and preoperative appointments. He will conduct a physical examination during your initial visit and will address your medical and surgical history to have a comprehensive understanding of your needs. Dr. Maman will discuss with you your treatment plan, thoroughly exploring all your options, and help you identify realistic and reasonable goals.
Although this is a much less invasive surgery than others, it still requires incisions. Chin augmentation is performed with two different techniques: either a transoral implant, which involves incisions in the mouth, or a submental chin implant, which involves incisions beneath the chin. If Dr. Maman uses a silicone implant, the incision is usually quite small because the material is flexible and adheres to the jaw to stay in place. You will undergo anesthesia, and the painless process only takes about 30-45 minutes.
After the surgery, you will receive sutures and tape to secure and protect the new implant. After a couple of days, Dr. Maman will assess your healing progress and may remove the tape. Most patients will have their stitches removed within one week and have a positive experience with plastic surgery in NYC.
Results and Recovery
At first, slight swelling and redness could obscure results. Most patients notice an improvement almost immediately. Chin augmentation has the same risks as other surgeries, such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. However, Dr. Maman will work with you to ensure a successful recovery period with follow-up appointments as needed. You will be given any necessary pain medication, garments, and bandaging. Scarring will naturally occur but will be hidden and likely diminish as time goes on. Any scars will be managed following Dr. Maman’s post-procedure protocol.
You will be able to return to daily life within just a few days, although some swelling can last for a couple of weeks. Chin augmentation is long-term, so your implant should last a lifetime. In rare cases, your doctor may need to perform another surgery if an infection occurs.
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