A chin implant can dramatically improve the balance, proportion, and appearance of the face. In people who need substantial definition in the jawline, few procedures are as effective as a chin implant.
WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Chin Augmentation Las Vegas: During the procedure, a small incision is made either inside your mouth or under your chin, where a scar will not be noticed. Your surgeon stretches the skin, creating a pocket where the silicone (in most cases) implant can be placed over your natural bone. The implant is then anchored to your bone or muscles.
The surgery is aimed at strengthening a small or weak chin, such as if you have deficiencies in height or width. It can also help correct a double chin or prominent jowls.
At Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, your chin surgery will be performed by Dr. Mehdi Sina. His years of experience, research and education, including his sought-after fellowship training, give him an extra edge in maintaining a high standard for results and safety.
The procedure can be performed alongside a facelift or necklift, as well as a submental liposuction.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY?
Both men and women can be eligible for chin reshaping if there is a considerable underdevelopment in chin projection. You can determine whether your chin is too small (or if your nose is simply prominent) through a consultation that includes side-profile photographs.
Indications for chin surgery are:
- Small chin height or width
- A “receded” appearance to your chin in the absence of an overbite.
- Double chin, potentially alongside submental liposuction
- Prominent jowls, potentially alongside a facelift.
HOW IS A CHIN SURGERY PERFORMED?
The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia (you are not awake during the procedure) or under local anesthesia with twilight sedation (you are awake, but quite sleepy and relaxed). Your facial plastic surgeon will make a small incision in one of two places, depending on your needs.
Intraoral incision – Your facial plastic surgeon makes a small incision, about 1 inch long, inside the mouth. Your surgeon makes a pocket into which the implant is placed. The implant is anchored into place using one of the muscles in the chin.
Submental incision – Your facial plastic surgeon makes a small incision, less than 1 inch long, in the natural crease under your chin. As with the oral incision, your surgeon makes a pocket for the implant to rest. The implant is anchored to the chin bone using a special suture.
Your facial plastic surgeon can help you decide which approach is best for you.
WHAT DOES A CHIN IMPLANT LOOK LIKE?
The typical implant is a piece of hardened silicone, nearly the firmness of bone. The implants come in various shapes and sizes—your surgeon will select the one that is right for you and your aesthetic goals.
In the unlikely event that a standard commercially available implant does not meet your needs, custom implants can be designed and manufactured to your specifications. While the implants can be made of materials other than silicone, they are usually reserved for special circumstances.
AFTER THE CHIN IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Most patients are able to go home on the same day as the procedure. Regardless of whether you have general or local anesthesia, you will need someone to see that you get home safely (you will not be able to drive yourself after the procedure). There may be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort soon after the procedure. This can be treated with ice packs and oral pain medications.
You will need to wear a compressive dressing over the treated area at least overnight. If you opt for the intraoral (mouth) incision, you may need to rinse your mouth with a special solution until the area heals. You may not be able to eat solid food for a time after the procedure until the area heals. Lastly, you will need to take an antibiotic for several days after the treatment, especially if you choose the intraoral approach.
External sutures in the chin are removed in the office within a week to 10 days. Implants placed through the mouth may be dissolvable, and simply dissolve within a few days. During a follow-up appointment, your surgeon will see how well you are healing and check the success of the procedure. People can usually return to work within 1 week and resume full activity within 2 weeks.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROCEDURE COST?
The average cost of the surgery in Nevada is $5,500-6,500 but the total bill can be higher If you have other cosmetic procedures alongside it. Schedule a consultation at Nuance Las Vegas and get a full estimate in advance.