hen the chin is undersized, it affects the balance of the face by changing facial proportions. The nose appears larger and more noticeable, a double chin appears because of a short jawline and a diminished chin gives the appearance of weakness.
Dr. James Matas, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orlando, Florida, has extensive experience performing chin augmentation. At your initial consultation, he will discuss your goals and motivations for surgery, along with assessing your physical and emotional health and reviewing information you provide about previous surgeries, past and current medical conditions, as well as nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and pharmaceutical medications you take.
He will examine the structures of your face and thickness of your skin, as well as the relationship between the size and shape of your chin compared to your other facial features.
He will recommend the exact procedure, or procedures, needed to bring about the desired result, outlining the techniques and incisions needed, the type of anesthesia, where the surgery will be performed and the risks and possibility of complications.
He will advise you to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen products, Vitamin E and certain herbal medications before surgery, as these can cause increased bleeding or have undesirable effects with anesthesia.
Furthermore, he may recommend additional procedures be done at the same time in order to further balance facial features, such as fat removal under the chin or resizing the nose.
A small incision is placed beneath the chin and a pocket is created just
above the jawbone where the implant will be positioned. A pre-measured
chin implant is then placed in this pocket where it stays firmly in place.
Sometimes, sutures are used to further anchor the implant. The incisions
are closed with several layers of sutures and a butterfly is used on the
skin’s surface, so there are no visible sutures.
The procedure is performed outpatient and takes approximately one hour unless additional procedures are performed.
You will be discharged wearing a garment under your chin for support, and you will be asked to wear this for a few days. You may have a small amount of soreness, bruising and swelling, but this resolves quickly. You can get back to work within a few days, but should avoid vigorous physical activity and contact sports for a few weeks.
For the first time in your life, you will have a more balanced face and the renewed self-confidence that goes with it when you see yourself in the mirror. And, unlike some cosmetic surgery, the results from your chin augmentation are permanent and long-lasting.
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