Whenever you’re considering a facial plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to make sure you have a clear understanding of the process, the benefits and even the risks. Chin augmentation is a very straightforward procedure that can greatly improve a person’s self-confidence, self-image and appearance. If you’ve been thinking about chin augmentation surgery for yourself, make sure you’ve got all the facts. Weed through the myths to learn everything you need to know about chin implants and chin augmentation.
Chin Implants Aren’t Toxic, Temporary, or Even One-Size-Fits-All
Many prospective chin implant patients are concerned about the idea of permanently adding a synthetic implant to their face. The materials are completely biocompatible but will not be broken down by the body over time. Your chin implant is safe, effective and will provide you with a permanent solution to your weak or receded chin.
Chin Augmentation Has a Short Recovery Period
Many facial plastic surgeries have recovery periods lasting up to several weeks and can involve a significant time commitment. Facial implants involve a very simple procedure, typically only one or two incisions, and mild to moderate swelling. Most chin augmentation patients experience swelling and mild discomfort for about two to three days. Many are able to resume their daily activities within a week and even return to work.
Chin Implants Don’t Have to Look Obvious
The idea of enhancing your chin with a synthetic implant might seem like something that will be tough to hide. Not everyone likes the idea of flaunting their new surgical results, so the idea of an obvious implant might make you nervous. Chin implants are available in a variety of sizes. There is one that will perfectly suit your facial features if you decide you need one. Together with your facial plastic surgeon, you’ll choose the right implant for you that will appear natural and only subtly change your look. Big changes aren’t always necessary to create a big impact.
Chin Implant Surgery Is Not a High-Risk Procedure
Chin augmentation carries very few risks for its patients. While every surgery carries the risk of prolonged healing and infection, these occur very rarely among chin implant patients. A small number of incisions means quicker healing and less trouble with things like bleeding. The bigger risk is that your implant will shift if it is not securely sutured to the bone. If this does happen, you may need another surgery to shift the implant. Most patients of this procedure find it to be a very easy process from beginning to end.
Chin Implants Aren’t Only for Men
There is a lot of cultural focus on the masculine chin, which should be wide and chiseled, prominent and strong. The truth is that even women can have weak chins that leave their profiles looking unbalanced. Both men and women can benefit from the facial harmony achieved by augmenting the chin just the right amount. Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to better understand what a chin implant procedure could do for you.Get a sneak peek of your projected results with the VECTRA 3D imaging software, which can help you to visualize your potential for aesthetic enhancements.
Consult With a Facial Plastic Surgeon Today
Get a second chance at achieving the nose you really want when you consult with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with revision rhinoplasty surgeries. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, and nasal and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is alsoa member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.