Having a poor chin structure can make one’s face appear undefined. It can also give a bulky appearance to the neck. Because of this, it is not uncommon for individuals to develop low self-esteem. This is where chin implant surgery plays its part. This cosmetic procedure, for both men and women, is perfect for enhancing or correcting a weak chin by adding depth and proportion. It also serves other significant functions, such as providing a more balanced nose and an defined neck. An implant will be placed into the lower jaw, giving more breadth to the chin. The implant’s size and shape will depend on the patient’s current chin formation. As long as the appropriately-shaped implant is used, one can achieve his or her desired look.
Before and After
*Individual results will vary in each patient.
Why Choose Chin Implant Surgery
No one wants a face with disproportionate features. Having a weak chin line can also mean having a nose that does not look proportional, as well as a plump-looking neck. The only way to fix this problem is by undergoing chin implant surgery. With Dr. Javaheri’s chin implant surgery, you can finally get rid of an undersized chin. No need to constantly worry about your appearance. And of course, your self-confidence will certainly take a huge boost.
Are You a Chin Implant Surgery Candidate?
To be qualified as an ideal candidate for Dr. Javaheri’s chin implant surgery, you should:
Be unhappy with your chin structure
Be in good shape and physical condition
Be mentally prepared
Have no present medical conditions
Have well-functioning jaw and teeth
What to Expect during Your Chin Implant Surgery Consultation
During your first consultation for your chin implant surgery, Dr. Javaheri will ask you about your goals and motives for the cosmetic procedure. Discussing your medical background is another crucial part of the consultation. Because any form of plastic surgery requires healthy individuals, part of patient eligibility is your present physical state and condition. To give you a heads up, here are a few of the questions commonly asked:
Are you allergic to any drugs?
Have you undergone surgery before?
Do you smoke, drink, or do recreational drugs?
What medications do you currently take?
Are you presently suffering from any medical conditions?
After Dr. Javaheri sees you as a good candidate for chin implant surgery, he will orient you about the whole surgical procedure, including possible complications that may arise. Instructions before and after operation will also be provided. As for the chin implant, Dr. Javaheri will be the one to choose the right size and shape that best match your facial structure and cosmetic goals based on his extensive experience.
Chin Implant Surgery: Procedure Explanation
In the days leading up to your chin implant surgery, make sure that you are well-rested and hydrated. If you happen to be a smoker, Dr. Javaheri may restrict you from the habit for a period prior to the operation. Performed on an outpatient basis, chin implant surgery usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Local anesthesia with sedation is commonly used, although there are some cases where general anesthesia is necessary. The operation begins with Dr. Javaheri making incisions under your chin and/or inside your mouth, specifically between the lower lip and gum. The implant will then be inserted in front of your jawbone. Once the implant has been properly placed and has achieved facial symmetry, sutures will be made.
What to Expect after Your Chin Implant Surgery
Right after your successful chin implant surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room to be monitored. Tape and gauze will be covering your chin to protect the stiches and reduce swelling. You may experience postoperative pain, which can be reduced by certain medications. Dr. Javaheri will provide precise instructions before sending you home. Remember to follow everything he says not only for a quicker recovery process but also for a lesser chance of experiencing postoperative complications.
Your Chin Implant Surgery Recovery Process
Expect feelings of swelling, tightness, and even numbness in your chin area for the next few days after your operation. To minimize swelling, you may be advised to keep your head in an elevated position. Oral activities, including talking and smiling, can be quite difficult during the first week. A week after your operation, you may resume with your normal routine, although exercise is still prohibited. In cases where complications occur, the healing period will be more extensive. If the incision was made in your mouth, you are advised to have a soft and plain diet. Rinsing your mouth after every meal or snack is another thing to remember. Skin sutures will be removed 5 to 7 days from the day of your chin implant surgery. Sutures inside the mouth takes a longer period of 10 days to dissolve.
Possible Chin Implant Surgery Complications
You might already be aware that all cosmetic procedures bring possible risks, and chin implant surgery is no exception. Although rare in occurrence, complications from the operation may include swelling and bruising, which can last for a couple weeks. Other possible complications from the surgical enhancement procedure may include:
Infection from the implant, which can be relieved by antibiotics
Adverse reaction to anesthesia
Nerve damage and numbness
Implant shift, which will require another operation to realign the implant
Remember that the likelihood of you experiencing any of these complications is minimal, especially when you have Dr. Javaheri handling the operation. With an experienced and efficient plastic surgeon like him, there is nothing to worry about. Schedule Your Chin Implant Surgery Consultation Today Ready to make a life-changing decision? Make a chin implant surgery consultation with Dr. Javaheri today. Give us a call at 415-923-3800.