Chin Implant Philadelphia, PA (Facial Implants)
Chin implants reshape, resize, or reconstruct a recessed chin. Dr. Lozada will discuss all of your options with you during the consultation process to determine the implant that is most appropriate for your needs. If you live in Philadelphia, PA call (267) 817-4600 to schedule your consultation.
- What is chin augmentation surgery?
- Am I a Candidate for a chin implant?
- Is chin augmentation surgery a viable option for me?
- What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation Procedure?
- What are the potential risks associated with Chin Augmentation Surgery?
- Is chin implant surgery painful?
- Chin augmentation recovery process
- Chin Implant Surgery Faqs
Before and After Chin Implant Photos
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
What is chin augmentation surgery?
We use a synthetic silicone implant placed directly over the bone to provide augmentation and definition. A small incision is made underneath the chin inside a natural crease that effectively hides the scar. The tight layer over the bone called the periosteum, is elevated with special elevators. The chin implant is then placed into this pocket and held in place by the periosteum. The incision is closed with permanent sutures.
Am I a Candidate for a chin implant?
When discussing the lower third of the face, the jawline and chin are two very important structures that provide balance and symmetry to the facial features. When there is no facial balance, it can negatively enhance other facial structures including the nose and neck. This is also why chin implants are frequently combined with other facial procedures including rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, or a neck lift. Sometimes a subtle augmentation of the chin/jawline can make a dramatic difference and put the entire face in harmony.
Is chin augmentation surgery a viable option for me?
A chin implant is a viable procedure for patients of all ages. It can improve the appearance of a less flattering neck angle and create a more balanced look if the nose appears disproportionate to the chin.
Using 3D photography and morphing software Dr. Lozada can demonstrate the effects of chin implants directly with the patient. During the chin augmentation consultation, you should ask about your concerns and explain your aesthetic goals.
What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation Procedure?
Elective chin implant surgery offers benefits such as elongating the face and creating a more defined facial profile for those with an undefined chin. Some individuals report increased confidence and success in both personal and professional aspects as a result of having a more defined face.
Chin augmentation may also be used to improve your cervicomental angle appearance by extending your chin. A chin implant can also improve the facial appearance of loose neck skin and “double chin”. This procedure can be utilized for patients with a round face to provide additional angularity and definition to the lower part of the face.
What are the potential risks associated with Chin Augmentation Surgery?
The Chin Implant procedure is generally safe and effective with a low incidence of problems. It is important to choose a facial plastic surgeon with experience to minimize risks. Potential complications, although infrequent, may consist of delayed wound healing, scarring, and persistent loss of sensation in the chin and lower jaw.
Other complications may include:
- Numbness of the chin or lower lip
- Allergic reaction
- Malposition of the implant
- Implant problems
- Under or overcorrection
Is chin implant surgery painful?
The procedure is not very painful and patients typically take very little pain medication after surgery. In the immediate postoperative period, it is common to have some swelling in the area of the chin for 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Chin augmentation recovery process
Following this facial surgery, bandages will be utilized and it is typical to experience pain, bruising, and swelling which should decrease within a few days. The cosmetic surgeon will provide medication if needed for pain management during the initial recovery.
Chin augmentation patients should follow post-surgery instructions for oral hygiene, eating, and drinking are necessary during the days of recovery to reduce the risk of infection. Typically, patients can resume their normal daily routine within a week or less.
The First 24 to 48 Hours After Your Chin augmentation surgery
You are encouraged to take it easy for the first week after surgery. You will be given a light compressive chin strap dressing in the operating room and will wear it for the first 24hrs. After this, you are encouraged to wear it throughout the next week as much as possible.
Chin Implant Surgery Faqs
If you live near Philadelphia, PA, Lozada Facial Plastic Surgery offers Chin implant Surgery among its services and is conveniently located at 1608 Walnut Street 9th Floor Suite 902B, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Chin augmentation can be achieved using temporary injectables including Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvaderm. These products are placed deep on the bone to provide augmentation similar to a chin implant procedure. The results are immediate and can last up to one year.
Commonly, chin implants are part of combined surgery, especially rhinoplasty. Creating a balance between the nose and chin allows for the most beautiful and natural-looking results for the patient. Chin surgery can also be done during neck liposuction or a neck lift.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kirk Lozada?
Dr. Lozada is a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon and Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon. Dr. Lozada is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive services for all his patients in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey.
At our office a personalized treatment plan is essential and we allow sufficient time during consultation to develop a unique understanding of each patient’s desires. Dr. Lozada completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top American Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.
Dr. Kirk Lozada is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery. Please contact the office and schedule a consultation today!