The insertion of a chin implant may be a perfect procedure for you if you desire a stronger chin. Augmentation of your chin can improve both your lateral profile and forward facing appearance. It can reduce the appearance of a weak chin and excess neck skin while making a nose which might appear overly big, appear suddenly much more proportionate and balanced.
Dr. Eric Schaffer will perform a detailed confidential consultation with you in which he considers your facial features as well as your specific goals and desires. Options for improving the appearance of the chin/neck region which may be discussed with you include chin implants, ostectomy with bone advancement , soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm, liposuction of the neck, either individually or in combination with each other.
Chin implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. If, after consultation with you, a chin implant is determined to be beneficial for you, Dr. Schaffer will help select the best type for you. Chin implants can be inserted through small incisions inside the mouth or through small incisions hidden under the chin. Local or general anesthesia can be used depending upon your preference. Recovery is usually quick and involves only minimal discomfort. Most individuals will return to work in less than a week.
Liposuction , alone or in combination with one of the other enhancement techniques, can improve the definition of the jawline. By accentuating the angle between the vertical part of the neck with the horizontal portion under the chin, liposuction can make the jaw and chin appear more prominent. Recovery is rapid and discomfort is usually minimal.
When a smaller degree of chin enhancement is desired, the injection of a filler such as Juvederm or Radiesse can be utilized. This is performed as an in-office procedure without the need for anesthesia. The down time is usually minimal, if any. The results of Juvederm/Radiesse chin augmentation may last from 1-3 years. One advantage of this technique is that additional filler can gradually be added over time. This allows for a great degree of flexibility and fine tuning of the final result. Moreover, the gradual changes in your appearance may be less perceptible to other individuals.
In any event, Dr. Schaffer is happy to guide you through these various options to help you achieve your goals.
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