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Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation/ Chin Implant – near Los Angeles, CA – Adam Kinal MD

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Actual Patient. Patient received a chin implant to define a weak chin.

 

CHIN (genioplasty) to bring the silhouette forward as a supplement for a weak chin. Withwell chosen placement and techniques, the chin may not only be advanced forward, but also elongated and widened to give you a beautiful chin and defined jaw.

The shape, size, and position of your chin is a distinctive part of the face.  A well balanced, defined chin and jaw line accentuate and enhance your beauty.  Hollywood celebrities and business executives have long known the impact of a well structured jaw, giving the visual impression of a confident and strong individual. 

Essentially, chin augmentation surgery uses either liposuction with liposculpture in conjunction with other facial procedures, or biocompatible implants that are placed over the lower jaw bone structure. Either to make the chin appear stronger/wider or make it more proportionate to the rest of the face (often alongside another procedure), chin surgery can help produce the desired result.

During the surgery, the surgeon will make a small incision – either under/around the chin or inside the mouth. Chin surgery alone takes an hour or a little less than an hour, and any swelling, bruising, or pain that may occur after the procedure typicially goes away within a few days.

 

OUR SURGEON

Often times the best way to decide if chin surgery alone or chin surgery alongside other procedures is best for you is to talk to the surgeon. Dr Kinal will examine the symmetry, tissue, and anatomy of your chin and face, discuss with you the procedure, options, and all possible outcomes. Scarring is minimal and the latest techniques and industry-tested procedures are always used.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Your specific quote will depend on a variety of factors, such as your specific anatomy and fat volume. At EDEN COSMETIC SURGERY, your all-inclusive cost covers everything: facility fee, anesthesia, the procedure, materials used, and all routine follow-up visits. There are no hidden fees.  Schedule a free consultation to find out more.

 

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

The best candidates for chin augmentation are patients with weak, receding, or asymmetrical chins, but who have a normal dental bite. Realistic expectations are important. Facial implants can improve and enhance facial contours, but they will not make your face look perfect. One very common request today is a chin augmentation along with another facial procedure such as a fat transfer (cheek augmentation), eye/brow lift, or an entire facelift. While a strong angular facial framework does allow a more favorable aging appearance, our surgeons will want to discuss with you the different outcomes of using facial implants to lift the face, something that at times is requested along with chin surgery. The primary indication for using facial implants is a weak or deficient facial skeleton.

Generally speaking, a good candidate is:

  • Woman or Man
  • Age 18 to 65
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally in good health
  • Patients with weak, thin or undefined features who wish for a more defined and pleasing facial contour.
  • Older patients who seek youthful, structural enhancement in conjunction with other procedures.
  • Patients whose faces look sunken or tired.

What facial implants cannot do:

  • Fill in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fill in skin that is loose, slack or draped. In other words, facial implants cannot substitute for a facelift when a facelift is what is needed. Do not expect cheek implants to erase the nasolabial folds or a chin implant to tighten a loose neck.

RELATED PROCEDURES

Facial implants impart bony structure. Soft tissue augmentation or implantation, on the other hand, generally consists of injected “fillers” that smooth contours, fine lines, folds and wrinkles. These include:

  • Long-lasting fillers which include Fat transfer and Artefill® . These can provide beautiful and natural results from semi-permanent to permanent, depending on a variety of factors
  • Temporary fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm ® XC, Radiesse®,etc.) that give a pleasing outcome which only persists between 6 -18 months.

Patients may choose to have facial implants on their own or in conjunction with other procedures such as a face liftlip reshaping surgerybrow lifteye lid lift or fat transfer.

PRE-OP CONSULTATION

The pre-operative consultation is where you meet with Dr. Kinal and our staff to review your health, finalize the details of your procedures, order appropriate tests, prescribe medications, discuss your aftercare and answer any questions you may have.

All patients are required to take standard blood tests within 6 weeks of surgery.This can be arranged at the same time as your pre-op consultation.

To the consultation, we ask that you bring the following if possible:

  • Any appropriate health records

CRITICAL PRE-OP CAUTIONARY NOTE

It is absolutely essential that that you avoid all aspirin, aspirin-related, ibuprofen or blood-thinning medications for 2 full weeks prior to your surgery. In your pre-op consultation, we will give you a complete list of these drugs.

POST-OP CARE

If you are having facial implants done in conjunction with other procedures, follow the post-op instructions for the more extensive surgery.

Otherwise, you will need to keep your activities to a minimum for at least 3 to 5 days.

In person and in your post-op information packet, we shall explain everything you need to know for your aftercare at home that will include:

  • medications (prescription and homeopathic)
  • cleaning incision sites
  • Treat your face gently, since your skin will be both tender and numb
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Avoid steam baths, and saunas for at least two weeks or until the doctor gives you the OK

RECOVERY

By week three you will look and feel much better. Most patients are able to resume work approx. 10 days to 2 weeks after surgery.