Chin Implants

ChinImplant Rhinoplasty5 large 300x116 Chin ImplantsIt’s all about your face. When Charlotte facial plastic surgeron Dr. Kulbersh has a consultation with a patient, his goal is to accentuate each person’s natural beauty.  He believes this is best accomplished by bringing different areas of the face into proportion. One area that is commonly a concern is the chin.

A harmonious chin is one that is not too big or too small for the face.  A chin that is too small can:

-   Make a man look weak or soft

-   Create the appearance of a large nose

-   Shorten the jawline

-   Create a sagging neck

A chin augmentation and chin implant surgeon in Charlotte, it’s important for patients to remember that the chin plays an important role in improving the balance and the overall appearance of the face.

The chin and nose have a close relationship in terms of facial balance. For example, the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. For this reason, sometimes a patient will request a rhinoplasty when they really need a chin augmentation, or vice versa.

Dr. Kulbersh received specialized 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. His expertise in facial proportions provides chin surgery patients with unparalleled results, as he is able to create a chin to balance your face. If you are seeking a chin augmentation in Charlotte, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh so he can help you achieve the facial appearance you desire.

 

Dr. Kulbersh discusses an increase in Chin Implants:

 

What is a chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation, also know as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin by enhancement with an implant or by moving the jawbone forward.  The chin may be weak due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone absorption or abnormal alignment of the teeth.  If the chin is small because of bone absorption or a patient was born with a weak chin, then a chin implant or non-surgical chin augmentation may be a great option.  If patients have misalignment of the teeth, they may need to consider orthodontic or oral surgery as an additional option to chin implants in Charlotte.

 

What are the different types of chin augmentation? 

There are 2 chin augmentation techniques Dr. Kulbersh can use to improve your facial balance. The different types of chin augmentation in our Charlotte office are implants and non-surgical fillers.

 

Chin Implants

There are several synthetic implant options, including silicone elastomers, ePTFE and porous polytheline. All of these 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.

The incision for a chin implant is hidden in a crease underneath your chin.  This scar is small and is well hidden for minimal visibility.

 

Non-Surgical Augmentation

Some patients do not actually require surgery to improve their chin. Our Charlotte injectable filler expert can use products like Restylane, Perlane or Restylane and collagen stimulator such as Sculptra and Radiasse to create a larger chin or improve a recessed chin. These injectables can even help reduce lines and wrinkles around the upper neck and jawline.

Additionally, Dr. Kulbersh can place fillers in your cheeks, temples or nose to create a more balanced appearance for your chin.

 

Chin Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is a good candidate for chin augmentation?

First and foremost, you must be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your chin cosmetic surgery. If you have a receding chin that is not in balance with the rest of your face, you may be a candidate for a chin implant. On the other hand, 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 find out your chin augmentation options.

 

Q: Can a chin augmentation be performed with other cosmetic surgery procedures?

Yes. In many cases Dr. Kulbersh will recommend additional procedures in order to obtain optimal facial balance. After he examines your face he might also recommend a cheek augmentation, facelift, necklift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, fillers or Botox to create a naturally balanced facial structure.

 

Q: What is chin augmentation recovery like?

After a chin augmentation you will be bruised and swollen for the first 5-7 says. Many patients say the swelling from their chin surgery resembles inflammation from wisdom teeth removal. You will be able to return to work approximately five days after surgery.

Q:  How long does it take to get a chin implant?

The procedure lasts about one hour.

 

Q: When will I see the final results of my chin augmentation?

It takes about three months before you see the true appearance of your new chin. The swelling takes time to go down, so do not be alarmed if your chin is not the size you want it to be right after the surgery.

 

Q: How long does a chin implant last?

Generally, chin implants may last your lifetime. However, in some cases the implant might need to be replaced.

 

Q: How much does a chin implant cost?

The chin augmentation cost varies from patient to patient. To find out your specific chin surgery cost, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh.

 

Q: When can I exercise after chin augmentation surgery?

You may start light exercise about one week after surgery and start strenuous physical activity about three weeks after surgery.

 

Q: Surgical vs non-surgical chin augmentation: Which is better?

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 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.

 

Q: How can I get rid of double chin?

Facial liposuction is a better treatment to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Here is more information on facial liposuction.

 

If you are interested in a chin augmentation in Charlotte, contact Dr. Kulbersh to schedule your consultation.

 

Read more about Facial procedures

Next, learn about Rhinoplasty.