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Improve Chin Projection & Jawline

Today, many people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their chins and jawlines. A weak chin without sufficient projection can make a face look unbalanced, make the nose appear larger, and throw the entire face out of proportion. Meanwhile, a strong chin can make you look more authoritative and proportional. Chin implant surgery allows us to enhance the projection of your chin, making it look more proportional compared to your other facial structures.

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What is Chin Implant Surgery?

Chin implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the chin. This can be done by increasing the size of the chin, improving the shape of the chin, or both. The surgery is usually performed using an implant made of silicone, a soft, pliable material that feels similar to human tissue. The implant is placed under the skin and over the bone of the chin, so it makes the chin look more prominent and well-defined.

Benefits of Chin Implants:

  • Improve the appearance of a “weak” chin
  • Balance the proportions of the face
  • Create a more youthful appearance
  • Improve the function of the lower jaw
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth
  • Improve overall facial proportions and contours

Chin implants in Lone Tree are considered safe and effective, with a high satisfaction rate among patients. Recovery from surgery is typically quick and easy, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a week. If you are considering chin implant surgery, please consult Dr. Fathimani because he has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries with stellar results.

Chin Implants vs. Sliding Genioplasty

Chin implants are made of solid materials, such as silicone or Gore-Tex. They are inserted through incisions inside the mouth or underneath the chin and sit on top of the bone to create a more fully projecting chin. Chin implants instantly add volume to your chin, making it look fuller and more prominent, which enhances your facial contours.

Sliding genioplasty, on the other hand, involves moving the bone of the chin forward. This is done through an incision made in the gum line, and the bone is then “scored” so that it can be moved. In some cases, a piece of bone may be removed to create more of a change, following which the chin bone is repositioned to make your face look more contoured.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both sliding genioplasty and chin implants in Lone Tree. Dr. Fathimani will carefully evaluate your goals and determine whether you’re a better candidate for chin implant surgery or a sliding genioplasty.

The Chin Implant Surgical Process

A chin implant surgery is done to improve the appearance of the chin. Different types of chin implants are made from different materials, such as silicone, Gore-Tex, and Medpor. The implant is placed through a small incision inside the lower lip or the chin. Once in place, the implant is secured with screws or sutures. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

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Chin Implants: Recovery & Downtime

Most people experience some swelling and bruising after surgery, which can last for a week or two. You’ll be given a compression garment to wear, which will help with the swelling. You may also have drains in place to remove excess fluid.

You’ll need to take it easy for the first few days, but most people feel well enough to return to work within a week. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts and physical activities for at least two weeks.

Chin Implants: Results & Longevity

The results of chin implants in Lone Tree are immediate, and most patients are thrilled with their new look. Your chin will look more proportional to the rest of your face, and you’ll have a stronger, more defined jawline. After surgery, you’ll have some swelling and bruising, but this will quickly subside. Chin implants may last a lifetime with proper care.

Chin Implants: Aftercare Guidelines

  • Keep your incision clean and dry.
  • Avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least two weeks.
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights after surgery.
  • Apply ice to your chin for the first few days after surgery to reduce swelling.
  • Eat soft foods for the first week or two after surgery to avoid irritating the incision sites.
  • Follow up with your doctor as scheduled to ensure optimal incision healing.
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Chin Implant FAQs

What is a chin implant?

A chin implant is a surgical procedure where an artificial implant is placed to enhance the size and shape of the chin.

Who is a good candidate for a chin implant?

Candidates for chin implants are individuals who have a weak or recessed chin, desire improved facial harmony, and are in good overall health. A consultation with Dr. Fathimani; a triple board-certified surgeon, is essential to determine suitability.

How is a chin implant procedure performed?

The procedure typically involves making an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin, creating a pocket for the implant, and securing it to the bone with a fixation screw. The specific technique may vary based on the patient’s anatomy.

What materials are used for chin implants?

Chin implants are commonly made of biocompatible materials such as silicone or Medpor (a type of porous polyethylene). Your surgeon will discuss the options and help you choose the most suitable material for your needs.

Is the procedure painful?

Pain levels can vary, but mild to moderate discomfort is usually expected and managed with routine over the counter pain medication. Breakthrough pain can be managed with prescription medications and will be discussed at the time of the consultation. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides over 1 week.

What is the recovery time after a chin implant surgery?

Recovery times vary, but patients typically return to work within a week and resume normal activities after a few weeks. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for several weeks to allow for proper healing.

Are there risks associated with chin implant surgery?

As with any surgery, there are potential risks, including infection, bleeding, numbness and complications related to anesthesia. Choosing a skilled surgeon who is board-certified, fellowship trained in facial cosmetic surgery and is an expert in jaw and chin procedures is essential for success and minimizing these risks.

Can a chin implant be removed or adjusted?

In some cases, a chin implant can be removed or replaced. Adjustments can also be made to achieve the desired outcome. However, it’s important to discuss potential revisions with your surgeon.

How long do the results of a chin implant last?

Chin implant results are generally long- lasting, and many patients enjoy a permanent improvement in their facial profile.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to chin implants?

Non-surgical options for chin enhancement, such as dermal fillers, are available. These provide temporary results and may be suitable for those seeking a less invasive option.

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Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a multi-board-certified and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical procedures, such as chin implants in Lone Tree. He carefully evaluates your facial contours, reviews your medical history, discusses your goals, and curates a personalized treatment plan. He uses his artistic instincts to help you achieve optimal facial proportions. Please schedule your consultation with Dr. Fathimani today.

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