A chin augmentation procedure is done for the purpose of strengthening the look of a chin, giving it more definition.
Chin augmentation surgery creates a more defined chin and jawline and can have a significant impact on one's appearance. Many men and women seek chin augmentation to create better harmony with their other facial features and balance their facial profile. For men, a more prominent chin is often perceived as indicative of strength, leadership, and determination.
The chin augmentation procedure is a low-risk procedure that can create dramatic but natural-looking results. It is often performed with other facial plastic surgery procedures as a way to maintain facial balance or improve the overall facial aesthetic. Chin augmentation is most often paired with rhinoplasty to achieve a balanced profile. A chin implant can be added to a facelift to achieve a smooth, aesthetically-contoured, youthful jawline as well.
Stronger, more prominent chins are viewed in our society as the mark of good character, personal strength, and even perseverance. With so many fine qualities associated with the chin, it's easy to see what makes chin augmentation a popular facial surgery. As a result, many chin augmentation patients experience an increase in their confidence and self-image.
During a chin augmentation consultation, you will meet one-on-one with Dr. Vito C. Quatela and he will answer your questions about the procedure and discuss your aesthetic goals. The chin augmentation procedure and recovery will be discussed as well as what can and cannot be achieved with a chin implant. Your medical history, previous surgeries, current medical conditions and medications will be discussed to ensure your safety. Before and after photos of patients who have had chin augmentation surgery are also available for you to view.
Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.
All prospective chin augmentation patients must be in good physical health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their potential results in order to be considered a candidate for the procedure. Prospective patients should also be aware of the balance of their facial structure, the appearance of sunken chins, or the effects of aging on their chin and jaw contour. Through your consultation with Dr. Quatela, you will determine the best methods to achieve your desired results.
Chin augmentation surgeries are typically performed under local anesthetics with IV sedation. During the procedure, Dr. Quatela will place one small incision in the skin just beneath the chin. The implant will then be inserted through this incision and secured to the bone for stability and long-lasting results. The incision will be closed to complete the procedure. If you are having a chin augmentation performed along with another facial plastic surgery, the order of your surgical steps may vary. Dr. Quatela can provide you with a more detailed description of the procedure and methods that will be used to create your final surgical results.
The recovery from chin augmentation is very straightforward, lasting only a few days to a week in most cases. Patients should expect some swelling, mild discomfort, and bruising around the chin and lower face. Following Dr. Quatela's instructions for proper aftercare methods is the key to your successful and quick recovery. Take your pain medication, apply cold compresses, and get as much rest as you need. Most patients are able to return to work within one week following surgery. If you have any specific concerns or experience unexpected side effects, contact Dr. Quatela's office for assistance.
Dr. Quatela is a double board certified surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures and has extensive experience with chin augmentation and facial contouring surgeries. His mission is to improve people's lives by aesthetically enhancing their appearance and increasing their personal confidence.
The duration of your chin augmentation procedure can last up to one hour but may vary. If you are adding chin augmentation to another procedure, it will add time onto that surgery as well. Discuss your surgical schedule with Dr. Quatala for more specific information.
Chin implant surgery will result in some scarring at the incision site. In most cases, this will be a natural crease of the skin beneath the chin. As the scar tissue forms and matures, any exterior scar will fade and become nearly undetectable.
Recovery from chin augmentation surgery generally lasts a few days up to one week. Talk to Dr. Quatela about your personal recovery timeline before making plans to return to work or resume any high-impact activities.
Chin implants are made of biocompatible, synthetic materials that are safe to insert under the skin to achieve permanent enhancement results. A chin implant can also be easily removed in the future if a patient chooses to reverse the effects.
To achieve natural-looking results, find a board certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial augmentation procedures. Dr. Quatela is known for achieving natural-looking results with facial plastic surgery procedures.
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