SJ Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic Chin Implant surgery in Virginia Beach, VA
Your face is unique to only you—even with identical twins, there are facial variances. However, if your chin is small or your face feels out of proportion, then a chin implant may be an ideal solution. At SJ Plastic Surgery, we provide outstanding results with chin implants and other cosmetic surgeries. Our board-certified surgeons offer chin implants for men and women wanting to improve their facial profiles. Learn more about chin implants to see if they are a suitable solution by scheduling a consultation with our time at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA.
Chin implant surgery or mentoplasty is a cosmetic surgery involving reshaping or increasing the projection of your chin. It is mainly performed to fit your facial structure better and improve your overall appearance. Chin implants are typically silicone, but other materials include Gore-Tex or Medpor. These materials are pliable and wrap around your chin bone for added width to your chin.
There are a variety of chin implant sizes. Your surgeon will discuss your options during your consultation, and if needed, the implant can be custom carved to fit your unique facial anatomy. Depending on your aesthetic goal, some benefits of a chin implant include:
Patients often combine chin surgery with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty and neck liposuction. As a result, your procedure can make subtle or dramatic changes to your entire facial profile. Successful candidates are in overall good health and nonsmokers. Ideal candidates wish to improve their facial profile and balance by altering their chin size or shape.
The chin implant procedure is an outpatient surgery that takes 30 minutes to one hour. However, if you have additional procedures performed simultaneously, your surgery may be longer than one hour. First, you will receive either local or general anesthesia. Next, a small incision is made inside the mouth or under the chin. Then, the surgeon makes a space for the implant by creating a small pocket. Your implant is then inserted into place and molded around your chin bone. Once your surgery is completed, your doctor will close the incision with stitches and place a dressing on your chin.
You are advised to keep your chin dressing in place for two to three days. You can expect swelling and discomfort four to five days after your surgery. Most patients return to work at this time, but full recovery takes six weeks on average.
The swelling will subside during this period, and your results will become more visible. Since there is an implant in your chin, you may feel a tight sensation and a stretching or pulling feeling in your chin area after your surgery. The feeling will eventually dissipate as your skin acclimates to the new implant. After the chin implant surgery, patients tend to see a major improvement in their facial profile results. In addition, your results are permanent and last a lifetime.
Our board-certified surgeons specialize in chin implants and other reconstruction and aesthetic surgeries of the breast, face, and body at SJ Plastic Surgery. Our dedicated staff at our office in Virginia Beach provides outstanding services to guide you through your surgical process. At SJ plastic surgery, we help our patients achieve their desired look.
You may experience swelling and soreness for a few days. Your doctor will give your prescription medication, but you can also use the over-the-counter medication if needed.
Although chin implant surgery is safe, it may come with few risks. Some risks include infection, implant shifting, or scarring at the incision sites. By booking a consultation with our team, you will know if you are fit for the chin implant.
A temporary solution to change the size and shape of your chin is with the use of injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero. These dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid but only last about one to two years.
Your doctor considers your facial asymmetry and other factors into the cost of your surgery. Therefore, the cost of the procedure will vary for each patient.
SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake
At SJ Plastic Surgery, we believe in treating each patient as though they are family. Our years of training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are at your service. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery at SJ Plastic Surgery Clinic.