Facial Implant / Chin Implant Scottsdale


Chin Implants Provide a Well-Defined Profile

A well-defined chin makes a great profile, provides overall balance to the face, and helps define either feminine or masculine features. Most people primarily focus on the general shape and size of their nose, droopy jowls, ears, or how many wrinkles they see on their faces when they look in the mirror. Although the chin isn’t the first thing people normally evaluate, more often than not, a weaker-looking chin stands out.

Facial plastic surgeons specializing in rhinoplasty surgery typically recommend modifying the shape or size of a chin in order to enhance the patient’s profile and maintain facial balance. In most cases, it’s a reasonably straightforward surgery that has the ability to make a huge difference from an aesthetic viewpoint.

Want to know how chin augmentation surgery or a chin implant could enhance your appearance and good looks? Keep reading to see if chin surgery is right for you.

Overall, a successful surgical procedure is the result of having an open rapport between the surgeon and the patient. In addition to a good rapport, there has to be a sense of developing trust prior to the surgery, based on experienced medical expertise and realistic expectations. Ideally, your facial plastic surgeon should take the necessary time to fully understand all your particular needs and wants in order to create the best possible outcome for you. He will gladly answer any of your questions and explain the process in detail to help you understand what you should expect.

How to Know if Chin Surgery is Right for You

Like any other kind of elective surgery, some of the prerequisites include realistic expectations and good overall health. It’s also a good idea to understand what goes into the procedure itself. The results of a well-performed chin surgery can enhance facial symmetry as well as provide a greater sense of self-confidence overall.

A well-balanced profile can be accomplished by moving the chin bone forward in order to address a receding chin, inserting an implant, or minimizing a very prominent or jutting chin.

Another way to improve someone’s chin is through a process known as submental liposuction. This key process works to eliminate excess fatty tissue in order to help redefine the patient’s chin and/or neckline. If there’s an additional issue to consider such as a birth defect or a dental malocclusion concerning the jaw’s structure, jaw surgery can enhance both the function and form regarding the lower face and can therefore greatly alter the overall facial appearance and profile.

During your initial consultation, you and your facial plastic surgeon can decide which kind of surgery will best address your particular issues and situation. They can also give you key information on the latest innovative medical techniques regarding chin surgery as well as offer suggestions on certain supplementary surgeries that can ultimately lead to better results.

Choosing Chin Implant Surgery

No matter if you want chin augmentation surgery for either cosmetic or functional reasons, be sure you choose a qualified board certified facial plastic surgeon with the training, experience, education and proven results to perform your procedure.

During your initial visit, your facial plastic surgeon will evaluate both your chin and jaw in order to identify your issues. In some cases, he may recommend a chin implant to complement rhinoplasty since a smaller-sized chin often makes a nose seem bigger. Combining these two surgeries during one OR visit saves time, reduces recovery time, and helps patients save money over-all while achieving full facial balance.

Prior to surgery, Dr. David Hecht, one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Scottsdale, will consider a number of factors that could potentially impact the end result of the procedure, including skin type, age, and your general feelings about getting surgery. The surgery itself will be clearly described to you in detail in addition to what you should reasonably expect from the results. If you decide you want to have chin augmentation surgery or a chin implant, Dr. Hecht and our staff will walk you through what to expect during and after the procedure in addition to details about the surgical facility, the kind of anesthesia to be used, any supplementary surgery you may need, and the overall risks involved.

What to Expect from Chin Surgery

In order to properly augment or enhance your chin, Dr. Hecht will start the procedure by making a small incision in the crease that naturally rests just below the chin. The surgeon will gently stretch the tissue to create enough space to easily insert a chin implant. The implant itself consists of a synthetic type of material that feels similar to natural skin tissue found in a person’s chin and comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes. This will allow the implant to be custom-fitted to the exact facial configurations of the patient. Following the implant, Dr. Hecht will typically use very fine sutures to fully close the incision. No scarring will be visible and the procedure can be performed in our office in about 1 hour.

While some facial plastic surgeons prefer to place the implant through an incision in the mouth, Dr. Hecht prefers this method for better results and patient comfort during postoperative care.

Following Your Facial Implant Surgery

Usually, sterile dressing is applied immediately following surgery that needs to stay in place for a couple of days. The patient will initially experience a bit of tenderness and discomfort around the targeted area, but can usually be managed with prescription medication. The majority of patients typically feel a tight, stretched sensation following the procedure. However, it generally goes away in a week or less.

Most of the swelling will dissipate after about six weeks. For the initial few weeks following the surgery, rigorous activity is limited or should be prohibited. Most patients can return to their normal lifestyle and daily activities after about 10-14 days.

Facial cosmetic surgery is an excellent way to enhance your overall appearance while eliminating premature signs of aging that could potentially affect your self-confidence as well as your self esteem. Your self-image will naturally improve by improving the way you look.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Hecht in Scottsdale today!

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