Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, doesn’t happen in isolation from the rest of the face. Although the chin rests well outside the center of the facial oval — at the lowest point, in fact — it’s one of the anchors of our physical appearance. That’s why chin augmentations, surgical procedures that use implants to change chin shape, can play a substantial part in in the overall look of the face.
The face is more than just an assembly of its individual parts — eyes, ears, mouth, nose, brow, chin and everything else. It’s a remarkable, natural work of portraiture that gets its sense of balance, symmetry and attractiveness from the way all of its elements relate to each other.
A well-proportioned chin — not too receded, not too pronounced — can do wonders for the entire face, helping to give it the balance and beauty that plastic surgeons refer to as “facial harmony.”
Many people seek chin augmentation for aesthetic purposes, and some combine it with complementary procedures on other facial features. Chin augmentation is popular as a straightforward, comparatively less-invasive surgery that can have a dramatic positive effect on appearance and well-being.
Dr. Rubinstein performs chin augmentation in New York on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and light sedation, and typically completes the entire sequence of incision, implant, and suturing within 30 minutes to an hour. You can even observe your projected results ahead of time with VECTRA 3D Imaging, a device which allows patients to see a three-dimensional post-op picture of themselves, thus no longer depending solely on before-and-after shots of others. In keeping, patients can subtly adjust their idea of what their perfect nose would be in advance and communicate more effectively their wants to Dr. Rubinstein.
A practitioner in facial plastics in the Hudson Valley for 14 plus years, Dr. Rubinstein combines science and art in every treatment plan. In addition to aesthetic procedures such as otoplasty, chin augmentation, and neck lift surgery, the doctor is also an expert in surgeries like septoplasty to improve the functionality of the nose. Dr. Rubinstein is a dual-board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Visit his website’s photo gallery to see examples of chin augmentation.
To consult with the doctor, and to discuss types of implants, recovery times and any potential complications, call Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC in Hudson Valley, New York at (845) 863-1772, or through the office consult form.