If your chin is too small or recessed – your nose may look too big. If your chin is too prominent or “jutting” this causes imbalance with the rest of the facial features.
The chin is the framework and support system for the entire face. If that framework is too weak – or too strong – the rest of the structure becomes distorted by being unbalanced and out of proportion. As we age the tissues and muscles in our faces lose their firmness, elasticity and volume is lost – causing everything to descend. Chin Implants are one of today’s most popular options for restoring facial balance resulting in a more youthful – natural appearance. Most patients choose to have a Chin Implant in combination with Facelift and Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) or Nose Reshaping to achieve the most satisfying – natural looking results. Chin Implant surgery is age-defying and removes years from an aging face.
Today we have many options that are less invasive than procedures done 10 years ago. This means less downtime – with visible results quicker.
Any physically healthy man or woman who is unhappy with the size and/or shape of their chin and desires to correct it – could be an ideal candidate for Chin Implant surgery. You should be realistic in your expectations and goals.
The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is critical. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and then makes recommendations to develop the surgery/treatment plan that is right for you.
Your surgeon will make a small incision inside the mouth – behind your lower lip and then create a pocket over the chin. The implant is easily inserted into the pocket, positioned correctly and the incision is closed with sutures. A compression bandage is applied to stabilize your implant. Some numbness and swelling is normal and to be expected. Any discomfort is easily managed with oral pain medication and cold compresses. Patients typically return to normal activities within 7-10 days, but must avoid strenuous activities during that time.
Facial/chin implants are made from a variety of materials in shapes and sizes that allow for custom tailoring to each individuals needs. Implants are safe, effective and have been in use for decades – worldwide. Facial/chin implants involve minimally invasive surgery – with excellent long-lasting results for men and women of all ages.
What Is Chin Implant Surgery?
Chin Implant surgery involves using an implant to reshape the chin and enhance facial features and balance.
What Kind Of Implant Is Used For Chin Implant Surgery?
Facial/chin implants are made from a variety of materials in shapes and sizes that allow for custom tailoring to each individuals needs. Your surgeon will educate you about your options and help you decide which is right for you.
How Long Does Chin Implant Surgery Take?
Chin Implant surgery typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour – but longer if combined with other age-defying procedures. Your surgeon will be able to give you a timeframe during your initial consultation.
Will I Have Scars After Chin Implant Surgery?
Scarring occurs with nearly all surgical procedures. Your surgeon uses advanced techniques to minimize scars and makes incisions in well-hidden places.
What Is Recovery Like After Chin Implant Surgery?
Some discomfort, swelling and bruising is normal and to be expected. These resolve over several days but are easily managed with oral medication and cold packs.
How Much Downtime Is Involved With Chin Implant Surgery?
If you have it done alone you should be able to return to work in 1 week. If it’s done in concert with other procedures – Your surgeon will be able to give you a time frame.
When Will I Be Able To Return To Normal Activity?
You must avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks to prevent injury to the chin and face. This includes lifting, straining, bending and climbing.
Does Insurance Cover Chin Implant Surgery?
NO. Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures unless they are proven medically necessary. Financing is available today for cosmetic procedures – so ask about it in our business office.
The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon, during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is critical to both you and him/her. It is during the consultation that your surgeon comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly, and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell invest the time to sit down and talk to you face to face.