Dr. Joshua Zimm, M.D. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Chin Implant | Manhattan New York

CHIN AUGMENTATION

To enhance and define the facial contour and jawline.

THE SURGERY

CHIN AUGMENTATION: Incisions are made in a crease under the chin and a pocket is created to help the implant rest on the bone. The implant is inserted and secured with sutures.

THE GOALS

Create more definition and projection for a weak chin, improve the overall facial profile, draw attention to the eyes for a more elegant appearance, and increase the strength of facial features.

THE CHALLENGES

  • A sensory nerve in the chin may be affected, resulting in temporary, or very rarely, permanent numbness of the lip.
  • Rare incidence of infection.
  • Implant malplacement or displacement, which may rarely require revision surgery.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • The degree of augmentation required, depending on the patient's desire for drama or subtlety.
  • Facial asymmetries that may affect final results.
  • Dental malocclusion or other jaw conditions, which could be better treated through oral surgery and/or orthodontics rather than chin augmentation.
  • The shape and size of chin implants.
  • If rhinoplasty should be considered in conjunction with chin augmentation for better results.

DOWN TIME

  • CHIN AUGMENTATION: Takes approximately 1 hour, or 30 minutes when performed in conjunction with other procedures such as rhinoplasty.
  • After same-day discharge, swelling and discoloration are resolved by 1 week to 10 days. Normal activities can be resumed soon after and full contact sports can be re-introduced after 6 weeks.

Post Op Instructions

Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
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