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Chin implants in NYC
Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to accentuate the jaw line and bring aesthetic congruence to the patient’s face. A chin augmentation procedure can help the neck area look leaner and eliminate the look of jowls or the misleading appearance of “flab” around the jaw.
If you are considering a chin implant, New York City plastic surgeon Aviva Preminger, M.D. can help you achieve a more balanced look – all from the comfort and convenience of her Park Avenue office.
Preparing for chin implant surgery
At your initial chin augmentation consultation, you will meet with Dr. Preminger in a confidential, comforting setting – as we understand the apprehension that often accompanies an elective cosmetic procedure. During your discussion, Dr. Preminger will help determine the look you would like to achieve, as well as gather important information about your medical history. From there, a candid discussion about the risk factors will take place.
Chin augmentation surgery poses a minimal risk of bruising, shifting or movement of the implant, swelling, irregular skin contours, numbness, or damage to the teeth. While the vast majority of patients who receive a chin implant report satisfaction with the procedure, it is possible that the initial augmentation may not result in the patient’s ideal look – prompting the need for further surgery.
Recovery from chin augmentation
Upon awakening from a chin augmentation procedure, you can expect to find a dressing on the incision and implantation area, which will remain for two to three days post-operative. Chin augmentation patients will experience tenderness, discomfort and pain following the procedure, which may be controlled through the use of pain medication.
Chewing may be difficult in the hours and days immediately following surgery, and Dr. Preminger will likely prescribe a soft or liquid diet.
Patients may also feel as if their skin area around the chin is stretched and tight – a feeling which generally subsides after 7-10 days. Patients should expect swelling to subside completely after six weeks; however normal activity and work may be resumed after approximately 10 days. Patients may also be required to wear a brace while sleeping for up to six weeks post-surgery.
Life-long results for chin implant surgery
Scarring following a chin augmentation is generally minimal, especially if the incision was made through the gum line. Once an implant is in place, it generally does not need to be “updated” or replaced. However, chin implants derived from bone or fat tissue may eventually be reabsorbed by the body, possibly requiring a revision. The final appearance of the chin augmentation should be visible within 3-4 months after the surgery.
Chin Augmentation in NYC
If you are considering a chin implant and would like to learn more about the process, please contact Manhattan’s preeminent source for thorough, comprehensive cosmetic procedures: Dr. Aviva Preminger. You can reach her NYC office by calling 212-706-2100 today.