Many patients get chin augmentation to improve their appearance, but this surgery can also help those born with facial defects or injured by trauma.
With a well-balanced chin, the features of the face can appear in better harmony.
For those with chins that recede too far or are too weak for their face, an implant can be inserted. Performed either with local anesthesia and light sedation, this type of mentoplasty is an outpatient procedure. A small incision is made within a natural crease beneath the chin or inside the mouth along the lower lip. Inserted through the incision, the implant is then positioned over the jawbone. This surgery typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.
Types of Implants Available:
2. Non-fluid filled materials like solid silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
Chin augmentation complications are generally rare but may include adverse anesthesia reaction, infection, unnatural shape, and implant shifting. But by carefully following Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein’s pre- and post-operative instructions, these complications will be minimalized.
After a recovery period of a few days to one week, patients can resume work. Exercise and strenuous activities should be postponed for several weeks, though.
For several days, a small dressing or bandage will be kept in place to promote healing. For a few days after surgery, patients can experience some discomfort, which can be managed with medication. Swelling and bruising are common and will fade within several weeks and two weeks, respectively.
Make the Consultation
If you’re in generally good health but would like to alter your chin, make a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with face and neck procedures. 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, 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, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Call 845-863-1772 to make an appointment today.