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 patient’s 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 patient’s 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.
Incisions for chin implant surgery are made either inside the mouth or under the chin.
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. Breitbart’s office directly to discuss the appropriate technique for your surgery.
Surgery generally takes less than an hour, and patients can return home after surgery.
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.