in Boca Raton
A simple operation to produce noticeable changes in the silhouette of the face
Chin augmentation surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is performed to achieve a harmonious balance of facial features. A prominent, well-defined chin is typically portrayed as an established and strong trait. Additionally, chin augmentation can help one achieve a more aesthetically pleasing profile. If you live in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Berman performs chin augmentation for patients who want a better-proportioned, symmetrical, and balanced facial structure.
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and projection of the chin. The procedure typically involves the use of silicone implants, but can sometimes involve injectable filler for a temporary solution. Chin augmentation can also involve reducing the size of the chin when the chin is too large for the face. Chin augmentation is performed for cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance and confidence of the patient.
Those in the Boca Raton area who are unhappy with the appearance of their chin can benefit from a chin augmentation. The procedure can improve a chin that lacks projection or is too small or too large in comparison to the other facial features. Patients also choose the chin augmentation to improve the appearance of a double chin and enhance the neck and jawline. Good candidates for the procedure are those who are in good physical health with realistic expectations for their procedure. Patients should also be prepared for permanent improvements from their chin augmentation.
The chin augmentation will be customized based on your unique concerns, goals, and anatomy. Generally, Dr. Berman suggests chin implants to correct an inadequate chin contour. Implants come in various shapes and sizes, and the mentoplasty is highly customizable based on your own anatomy and specific cosmetic goals. When a patient has too large of a chin, Dr. Berman will suggest a reduction surgery of the chin bone. Some individuals often request their chin to be augmented with a rhinoplasty procedure to ensure good balance and facial harmony. Often when the neck or jawline is improved with neck liposuction, neck lifting, or facelifting, a chin implant may be placed to “complete the play” to get a more pleasant cosmetic result.
Chin augmentation will be performed under general anesthesia or sedation to ensure patient comfort. During the procedure, Dr. Berman creates a small, inconspicuous incision either underneath the chin or inside the mouth to place the implant over the mentum, or chin bone. After the implant is positioned, stitches are used to close the small incision. If chin reduction is being performed, cartilage and bone will be reshaped before the incision is closed. Chin augmentation is a relatively quick procedure, typically taking no more than 60 minutes.
Recovery after chin augmentation is fairly quick with most patients returning to work and regular activity within a week. Discomfort is minimal and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication and the use of an ice pack. For several weeks, patients will be instructed to keep the head elevated and avoid strenuous activity and exercise. It is important to follow all post-op instructions carefully to ensure successful results.
Swelling after a chin augmentation can continue to linger for several months, obscuring the final results. After three months, swelling will have diminished and patients can enjoy their newly shaped chin. Patients typically report improved confidence as well. The results of chin augmentation with implants are permanent.
Dr. Berman has over 24 years of experience and understands every patient is different. He dedicates himself to listening to each patient’s concern and strives to provide exceptional personal care. If you are unhappy with the definition or prominence of your chin, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa today to schedule your initial consultation, and feel better about the way you look!