A chin implant also known as a chin augmentation creates a more balanced profile. Dr. Joseph Mazza has found that patients complaining of having a weak chin are helped by a chin implant. A chin implant can be the solution for anyone, male or female, who desire a stronger and more attractive facial profile.
WHAT IS CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY?
Dr. Mazza inserts a medical-grade material to advance a recessed chin. This surgery improves facial harmony and often results in increased self-confidence. It is one of the more gratifying procedures in facial profile correction. The improvement can be dramatic.
WHAT ARE THE IMPLANTS USED?
Recent improvements in surgical materials have resulted in implants that become incorporated into the chin tissue. Implants are available in many shapes and sizes so the procedure can be customized for each patient. Shortly after implantation, the materials become attached to the surrounding tissue. Materials that compose the implants have been used for many years and are considered very safe.
During the consultation, Dr. Mazza analyzes the chin and jaw to determine if an implant will improve the facial profile. In considering the profile, the chin projection should usually be even with or slightly in front of a line drawn downward from the lower lip. A well-defined chin gives balance to the face and creates a major portion of the profile.
Often Dr. Mazza will recommend a chin implant along with nose surgery, facelift, or other facial rejuvenation procedures. This recommendation is made because he may feel that the chin is not an isolated structure, but as an important feature of the face. The combination of procedures may result in better facial harmony.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Recovery is rapid although there is mild to moderate discomfort that is controlled with prescribed medications. Chewing is limited immediately after chin implant surgery and a liquid or soft food diet is required for several days. Some activities, such as lifting and bending are limited for several days following the procedure. Facial expressions are also restricted to avoid slippage of the implant for 2 – 4 weeks Numb and firm areas are common following chin surgery, but are rarely long-lasting. After approximately six to twelve weeks, most numbness, as well as swelling and bruising is gone.
If you are concerned about how you look, especially in profile, we recommend you contact Dr. Joseph Mazza at his practice in Fort Myers, Florida. Contact our office at 239-482-7676. Call or Contact us online today.
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Joseph Mazza, M.D. is an experienced aesthetic (cosmetic) surgeon who incorporates his advanced surgical skill with his artistic eye to produce natural-looking results for his patients who desire to rejuvenate their face with chin implant surgery. If you desire extraordinary patient care in a safe, modern and professional environment, choose Dr. Mazza.