Chin Augmentation Surgery
Chin implant surgery helps in adding proportion to the lower half of the face. It harmonizes facial characteristics, especially the lower jawline. Weak chin or jawline can make the neck appear fleshier. It can also accentuate the nose size. Normal nose may appear larger than it actually is. Chin enhancement using implants helps in creating a balance among all facial features and makes the overall structure appear more proportionate.
At the time of your pre-op consultation, the surgeon will prepare a customized chin enhancement surgery plan. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides chin implants surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.
Who is a Candidate for Chin Implants?
There are several cosmetic advantages to getting a chin implant surgery. People who have one or more of the following issues make ideal candidates:
- Recessed chin
- Squared or pointed chin
- Prominent nose
- Fleshy neck
Chin implant plastic surgery helps in defining the jawline and balancing the appearance of a fleshy neck or large nose. Chin implants form a part of rhinoplasty surgeries as well to maximize the cosmetic effect. Many surgeons recommend getting chin implants with cheek implants and lip enhancement procedure for a more balanced facial appearance.
What Does the Chin Enlargement Procedure Involve?
Recessive or retruded chin implant surgery makes use of biocompatible synthetic chin implants for augmenting existing chin bone. The implant is placed in front of the lower jaw under the teeth. Artificial implant is usually permanent and is placed under the skin for defining the chin. You can enjoy an appealing and proportionate natural-looking appearance by using this form of chin augmentation.
Incisions for inserting the implants are usually made within the mouth or beneath the chin. Mouth incision helps in eliminating external scarring but can increase the risk of infection. Your cosmetic surgeon will insert and modify the chin implant after placing it in front of the jawbone.
The surgeon will position the implant till the desired look is achieved. They will suture the implant in place and close the incisions once done.
Potential Risks Involved
Chin implants cosmetic surgery using implants is a relatively safe procedure and only involves the risks that come with any other implant surgery procedure. For instance, there is always a risk of implant migration that may require a second surgery.
Expected Recovery Duration and Results
Most patients experience mild pain and soreness in the treated area for a few days. Your surgeon will prescribe drugs to help you deal with this. Your chin may feel numb for up to three months after the procedure. Inflammation usually subsides after six weeks.
Your surgeon may remove bandages after a week. However, you will be required to wear a brace for at least a month while sleeping. You should expect to return to work in a week or ten days. Chin implants are permanent and last a lifetime.
Scarring is not visible if the incision is made beneath the chin or inside the mouth. Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for chin implants surgery.
Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.