Chin Augmentation

CHIN AUGMENTATION AND CHIN IMPLANTS

The facial plastic surgery procedure that has been gaining the most attention lately has been chin augmentation.

Clients have been looking to strengthen their chin in order to balance out the rest of their face.

WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

A small incision is made underneath the chin within a natural fold. When the scar heals, it is practically invisible, or a very fine line. A chin implant that is made out of surgical grade material is fitted for your face and placed on top of the bone that makes up your chin. It is held in place with semi-permanent sutures, which dissolve over six months. A small bandage is applied and you get to go home the same day.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

A natural looking result with a more defined chin and jawline is the goal with chin augmentation surgery. From both the frontal and side views, the difference is subtle yet effective. It can make men look more masculine and women look more proportional. When combined with a rhinoplasty, both results are enhanced more than either procedure alone.

WHAT IS THE CONSULTATION LIKE FOR A CHIN IMPLANT?

Pictures are taken and Dr. Shemirani will examine you to see what would be the best implant to fit your face and its proportions. At the same time, if you have any excess fat underneath your chin, this can be addressed at the same time. Removing the fat from underneath the chin will also enhance the results of your procedure. Finally, we can morph your photos to show you what you can look like with your new chin.

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME WITH CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

There is some swelling and possible bruising which can last between 1-2 weeks. After chin augmentation, ice is placed over the area to keep the swelling down, and the sutures are removed after one week. If you have any important events, it is best to allow 2 weeks for the area to heal.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY?

The risks include infection, bruising, asymmetry, numbness which is usually temporary, and possible movement of the implant. To minimize movement of the implant, a soft diet without much chewing is recommended for the first week.

Call our office at 310-772-2866 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shemirani who specializes only in plastic surgery for the face.

Testimonial

“My face felt way too long and my neck was wrinkled and crepey. i met with several different Dr’s. but immediately loved Dr. Shemirani and his quiet confidence and gentle demeanor. It took a loooong time for the swelling to go down but he and Neda were so patient with me calling frequently for assurance that once the swelling went down, I’d be happy. They never once gave me an attitude which is amazing as well as the results getting better and better each passing day. There were some minor adjustments I requested a few months after the surgery and Dr. Shemirani stood by me and tweeked things even though he didn’t have to. Integrity is almost as hard to come by as a talented surgeon and he’s both.” – leslieKarole

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