The chin is an essential aspect to projecting an aesthetically pleasing face. However, various factors can negatively affect the appearance of the chin, as well as an individual’s self-esteem. To improve the look of the chin and put it in better harmony with the rest of the face, individuals typically undergo chin augmentation using implants.
As one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, at his Miami office, Dr. Leonard Hochstein regularly performs chin implants to improve the following conditions:
- Receding chin due to genetics
- “Weak” chin, as a result of excess fat tissue
- Natural imbalance of the chin with the jaw line
Candidates for Chin Implants
Individuals who benefit the most from chin augmentation surgery using implants are in good overall health and choose to undergo surgery for themselves, not to fulfill the desires of anyone else.
Ideal candidates for chin implants have the following characteristics:
- Free of any significant medical conditions
- Do not smoke
- Proper function of the jaw
- Realistic about the outcome of the procedure
Chin Implant Procedure
Enhancing the chin with implants is performed on an outpatient basis at our state-of-the-art facility in Miami. The entire procedure is done under general anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Dr. Hochstein will make an inconspicuous incision under the chin. After a solid silicone implant is strategically placed directly beneath the skin, the incision is closed using sutures.
Recovery from Chin Implant Surgery
Once the procedure is complete, dressings will be applied over the incisions. Swelling and discomfort will exist during the first few days, but these symptoms can be alleviated with a cold compress and arnika forte which is an herbal supplement that helps with post procedure bruising and swelling. Many patients feel that they can return to work about a week after surgery, but strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided until the incision fully heals.
Results of Chin Implant Surgery
Patients can expect a fuller, more contoured chin after swelling and bruising subside over the coming weeks. The chin will project a noticeably more pleasing facial appearance that will be permanent as long as patients maintain a healthy weight and avoid traumatic injuries to their chin.
If you feel that chin implant surgery can be beneficial to your facial appearance, we welcome you to contact our Miami practice today. To schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Leonard Hochstein, feel free to call (305) 931-3338 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Hochstein has performed chin augmentation surgeries using implants for countless numbers of men and women, and he looks forward to helping you achieve satisfying results.