The relationship between the chin and nose is an important feature of facial esthetic beauty. By optimizing the balance between the nose and chin, facial harmony may be achieved. Facial implants can augment a weak chin and enhance cheekbones, creating a more contoured and pleasing face.
The procedure for placing implants is very similar for chin, cheek, and jaw implants. First, Dr. Pryor will make a small incision near the implant’s final location. In most cases, these incisions can be made inside the mouth to avoid any visible scars on the surface of the skin. The implant is inserted and the incision is stitched closed.
Depending on the number of implants being placed and the individual patient’s situation, facial implant surgery can take half an hour to two hours. General anesthesia is the most common method of sedation.
Patients can expect swelling and bruising in the affected areas for about a week; Dr. Pryor will prescribe medication to lessen any discomfort. A follow-up visit is made approximately five days after surgery so Dr. Pryor can remove any stitches and monitor the healing process.
Dr. Pryor encourages his prospective patients to explore the possibilities of modern cosmetic surgery; he feels that no one should have to go their whole lives with unsatisfying facial features.
A well defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one's profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins with the same discerning eye, having a "weak chin" is certainly not an asset. Surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty, or surgery of the nose, are often the first to suggest that changes in chin size or shape may enhance a profile as much as rhinoplasty. It is common for the facial plastic surgeon to recommend chin surgery in addition to nose surgery when the surgeon sees that chin augmentation is necessary to achieve facial balance and harmony. Fortunately, this is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make a major difference.
If you are wondering how chin surgery could improve your appearance, you need to know how the surgery is performed and what you can expect from this procedure. This pamphlet can address many of your concerns and provide you the information to begin considering chin surgery.
Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery. Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.
|Is Chin Surgery For You?
Making The Decision For Chin Surgery
What To Expect After The Surgery
After approximately six weeks, most swelling will be gone, and you can enjoy the results of your procedure. Rigorous activity may be prohibited for the first few weeks after surgery. Normal activity can be resumed after approximately ten days.
Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to enhance your appearance and eliminate signs of premature aging that undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, facial plastic surgery can improve your self-image.
Insurance does not generally cover surgery that is purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve genetic deformity or traumatic injury may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient's responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage.