A procedure popular among both men and women, chin implants are used to reshape the chin, creating a more defined shape. This procedure helps to balance out a patientís facial features, creating a more proportional face and neck area. Chin implants may be recommended in conjunction with rhinoplasty or another facial procedure to improve the overall contour of the patientís face.
At our Manhattan and Long Island locations, chin implant surgery typically takes less than an hour. Dr. Breitbart performs this surgery by making an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. Next, the appropriate implant is inserted through this incision and is placed overlying the bone. The surgical area will then be sutured.
Sutures inside the mouth will dissolve over time, and any stitches in the skin are removed within one week. Patients will feel and look better within a few days of chin implant surgery, but exercise and other activities should be avoided for the next several weeks.
Dr. Arnold Breitbart is committed to helping patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results. Patients enjoy greater self-confidence after receiving chin implant surgery. Contact his Manhattan or Long Island offices for information about chin implants and other cosmetic procedures.
FAQ's on Chin Implants
Q: Where are incisions made?
A: Incisions for chin implant surgery are made either inside the mouth or under the chin.
Q: Does a chin implant improve the neck area?
A: Yes. A chin implant alters the appearance of both the face and the neck area. Creating a more defined appearance, a chin implant provides symmetry and results in a more proportional look to both the face and neck areas of the body. In some cases, liposuction of the neck is also indicated, and can be performed at the time of the chin implant surgery. Contact Dr. Breitbartís office directly to discuss the appropriate technique for your surgery.
Q: How long does surgery take?
A: Surgery generally takes less than an hour, and patients can return home after surgery.
Q: Can I resume normal activities right away?
A: To a certain degree, you can resume normal activities. You will look and feel better within a few days of surgery. However, exercise and any heavy physical exertion should be avoided for the next few weeks to give the body adequate time to heal.
Cheek implants are indicated in patients with flattening of the cheekbones, who desire more fullness. This procedure helps to add definition to the face, resulting in the appearance of higher, more youthful cheekbones.
At our Long Island and Manhattan facilities, cheek implants surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. The procedure takes between thirty to sixty minutes to perform and may be longer if you also have chin implants or in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure such as a facelift or eyelid surgery. The cheek implants are usually inserted through incisions within the mouth A pocket is created and Dr. Breitbart then inserts the implant in the pocket and positions it appropriately. Incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures.
After surgery, there may be some swelling or bruising. While the duration of these side effects varies, typical recovery time is usually just a few days. Dr. Breitbart will provide you with detailed instructions for your post-operative care. These instructions will include both dietary restrictions as well as reduction of activities and exercise to give your body enough time to heal. Stitches placed in the mouth will dissolve within ten days after surgery.
FAQ's on Cheek Implants
Q: Who is a good candidate for cheek implants?
A: To be a good candidate for cheek implant surgery, you should be in good health and have realistic expectations. You should have communicated sufficiently with Dr. Breitbart about your expectations and desired results.
Q: What are the risks associated with cheek implant surgery?
A: All surgeries have risks and complications. Some risks associated with cheek implant surgery include possible infection, numbness, development of hematoma or seroma, and movement of implants. All of these risks and your medical history will be discussed at length with Dr. Breitbart prior to surgery.
Q: What are cheek implants made of?
A: Cheek implants are typically made of silicone rubber. This material is well tolerated by the body and has been used for many years with excellent results..
Q: Does surgery result in visible scars?
A: Cheek implants are usually placed through incisions within the mouth to avoid visible scars.