Chin Implants / Chin Augmentation
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David. P. Rapaport performs chin augmentation (mentoplasty) as an out-patient procedure at his Manhattan, New York fully accredited surgical facility. Chin implant plastic surgery procedure is a safe and a common performed procedure.
The chin appears the most balanced when it projects as far as the lower lip. The goal of the chin implant plastic surgery procedure is to balance the profile (male of female) by enhancing a weak chin and improving overall facial aesthetics.
Chin implants come in various shapes and sizes, and are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials. The Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will discuss your options with you during your consultation at his Manhattan, New York office. The chin implant tends to have a dramatic effect although they are intended to be a natural extension of the body. It is a known fact that after chin implant plastic surgery, people are told how great they look, but when questioned as to what it was, most could not tell it was a chin implant.
For males, does a chin implant affect shaving? No. For about five days there are sutures present. Men should shave around the incision until the sutures are removed 5-7 days after chin implant (chin augmentation) surgery. Then they may shave the entire face and chin area with a straight edge blade for one week. It is best to resume shaving with an electric razor at about ten days postoperatively.
How long does the surgery take? A chin Implant surgery alone can take between 45 and 90 minutes.
Anesthesia: General or local anesthesia with I.V. sedation.
Why is a chin implant sometimes recommended with a Rhinoplasty? It's all about balance. Facial features in good proportion are perceived as beautiful. Adding a chin implant readjusts overall facial proportions. In some cases, it is possible to reduce the appearance of the size of the nose just by adding a chin implant.
What should I expect during recovery? Patients may have temporary mild discomfort, swelling, bruising, stiffness, and numbness. These symptoms will reside in about seven to ten days.
When can I return to work? Restrictions from work are generally 3-5 days for chin implant surgery depending on a person's occupation. It is important to avoid bending, lifting and straining during the postoperative period.
If you have questions concerning chin implant plastic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the NYC Plastic Surgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
905 5th Avenue (@72nd Street)
New York, NY 10021