Before and After Chin Implant Placement
Using the Chin Implant for a Balanced Face
There are different materials which can be used to enlarge a chin. My preference is a silicone chin implant.
There are also different shapes, some with a greater width to give the jaw a more square appearance. I rarely use these.
A female jaw should be kept narrower to avoid a masculine look. A female generally looks better and is happier with a smaller thickness implant.
Other procedures may be needed to achieve better results. This could include, orthodontics, nose contouring, face lifting and jaw advancement or setback.
General Information About the Surgery
Usual time - 1 to 1.5 hours
General or IV anesthesia
Incisions - the implant can be placed from inside the mouth or through an incision under the chin
A chin strap is worn for about a week to hold the implant in place
Caution must be taken to avoid shifting the implant for several weeks
Chin Implant Placement for Augmenting Your
Dr Costanzo Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
805 / 373-9919 or 818 / 706-2070