Chin Augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA
The Benefits of a Chin Implant
A chin implant can:
- Enhance a weak or receding chin
- Frame the face with a more defined jawline
- Distinguish the neck from the chin and lower face
- Enhance facial contours
- Provide proper proportion to the chin
- Create a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance
- Offer permanent results (as opposed to treatment with dermal fillers)
Selecting a Chin Implant
Prior to chin implant surgery, Dr. Lee will meet with you to select the size and shape of your implant. He will make his recommendations based on your cosmetic needs and goals, as well as which implant gives you the most natural-looking and attractive results. Prior to your consultation, we recommend you spend some time browsing through Dr. Lee’s before-and-after photos to view results of his former chin implant patients.
How Chin Augmentation Surgery Works
Chin implant surgery is straightforward and very safe. It is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, under general or local anesthesia with sedation. Once the area is numbed, Dr. Lee creates an incision either on the inside of the mouth or underneath the chin. The implant will be placed in front of the jawbone. Once he has positioned the implant, Dr. Lee will close the incision with dissolvable sutures.
Surgical bandages and dressings will be placed over the treatment area. For the first few days of recovery, you may be placed on a soft and liquid diet to allow the incision inside the mouth to heal. Some discomfort is to be expected and can be alleviated with oral pain medication. Side effects such as bruising, soreness and swelling are normal and should improve within a few days. Most patients are cleared to resume most normal activities one to two weeks after surgery.
Combining Facial Procedures
Depending on your desired outcome, Dr. Lee may recommend combining chin implant surgery with another facial rejuvenation procedure. Chin implant surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty to enhance the facial profile and balance between features. Other patients choose to combine chin implant surgery with neck liposuction to create a more stunning neck and jawline. Dr. Lee will discuss all options with you in detail during the consultation phase.