Chin Implants Overview
LENGTH: Varies from 30 minutes to one hour
SIDE EFFECTS: Patients may experience swelling, bruising and numbness for up to two weeks
RISKS: Possible risks of any surgery include infection, hematoma (internal bleeding), shift in implant position, poor scarring, and side effects from anesthesia.
RECOVERY: Most chin augmentation patients are back to desk work and most other daily activities within seven days after surgery.
DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
It’s all about your face. When double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kulbersh has a consultation with a patient, his goal is to accentuate each person’s natural beauty. He accomplishes this by bringing different areas of the face into proportion. One feature that is a frequent concern is the chin.
An aesthetically-pleasing chin is one that is not too big or too small for the face. A small or recessed chin can do the following:
- Produce a weak jawline (particularly in men)
- Create the appearance of a large nose
- Amplify sagging skin on the jawline or neck
As a chin augmentation and chin implant surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Kulbersh helps his patients understand that the chin plays a critical role in improving the balance and the overall appearance of the face.
Dr. Kulbersh received Beverly Hills training in facial plastic surgery, and he has developed a well-trained eye for facial balance and symmetry, something other general plastic surgeons may not possess. He uses his expertise to bring balance and harmony to the entire face, providing his patients with unparalleled results.
If you are seeking a chin augmentation and chin implant in Charlotte, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic facial surgeon so he can help you achieve the facial appearance you desire.
Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin and jawline with an implant or by moving the jawbone forward. The area may be weak due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone absorption, or abnormal alignment of the teeth. If the cause is bone absorption or congenital deficiency (the patient was born with a recessed chin), a chin implant or nonsurgical chin augmentation may be an option. If patients have a misalignment of the teeth, orthodontics or oral surgery may need to be considered in addition to chin implants in Charlotte.
What are the Different Types of Mentoplasty?
There are two different chin augmentation techniques Dr. Kulbersh might use, based on your specific needs and goals. The mentoplasty choices available in our Charlotte office are implants and nonsurgical fillers.
There are several synthetic chin implant options, including silicone elastomers, ePTFE, and porous polyethylene. All of these chin implant options are very malleable and porous, which allow the implant to be held in place by soft tissue, and grow into the existing bone while healing. Dr. Kulbersh prefers to use silicone for chin implants as they can be easily customized to create the ideal shape. Additionally, should the patient wish to have the procedure reversed in the future, silicone implants can be easily removed.
Dr. Kulbersh creates the incision in the natural crease of the chin to ensure visible scarring after the procedure is minimal.
Some patients do not require surgery for improvement. Our Charlotte injectable filler expert can use products like Restylane, Perlane, or Restylane, as well as a collagen stimulator such as Sculptra and Radiesse to add volume to the chin. These injectables can even help reduce lines and wrinkles around the upper neck and jawline.
Additionally, our facial plastic surgeon can place fillers in your cheeks, temples, or nose to create a more balanced appearance.
For more information on chin augmentation and chin implants, visit medlineplus.gov.
Dr. Kulbersh is the medical director of Fairview Surgical Suites and Fairview Recovery Retreat, where he performs his procedures, and patients have the option of spending a portion of their recovery. These two state-of-the-art facilities provide patients with advanced surgical treatment, followed by post-surgical care in a luxurious 5-star setting.
Both facilities are designed to ensure the best possible results following face and neck surgery. Schedule your chin augmentation and post-operative recovery at Fairview Surgical Suites and Fairview Recovery Retreat today.
Frequently asked questions
A: First and foremost, you must be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your cosmetic surgery. If you have a recessive chin that is not in balance with the rest of your face, you may be a candidate for a chin implant. If your chin is too large and overly prominent, you might be a candidate for a chin reduction. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh to learn more about your augmentation options.
A: After a chin augmentation you will be bruised and swollen for the first 5-7 says. Many patients say the swelling during their chin surgery recovery resembles inflammation from wisdom teeth removal. You will be able to return to work approximately five days after surgery.
A: It takes about three months before you see the true appearance of your new face. The swelling takes time to go down, so do not be alarmed if it is not the size you want it to be right after the surgery.
A: The chin augmentation cost varies from patient to patient. To find out your specific surgery cost, schedule a consultation with our facial plastic surgeon.
A: You may start light exercise about one week after surgery and start strenuous physical activity about three weeks after surgery.
A: This decision is based on the patient’s goals, availability for downtime, and general health. Both can be great options for patients. For this reason, Dr. Kulbersh in Charlotte will spend time with the patient to explain the pros and cons of each option in a way that is specific to the individual circumstances.