Chin Augmentation Surgery (Mentoplasty, Chin Implant) - Westchester County, NY and Greenwich CT

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About Chin Augmentation

A chin augmentation procedure can be an effective way to add volume to a recessed chin or flat jawline. Dr. Michael Suzman, our board-certified plastic surgeon, offers some of the latest chin implant options to build and reshape a more structured or full chin for his patients. During a consult at WESTMED Group's Westchester, NY office, each patient's unique needs will be addressed and their implant can be customized based on their desires. There are many options that result in a more subtly strong jawline or implants that are more drastic for a dramatic chin. A chin augmentation procedure from Dr. Suzman and his highly trained staff is one of the best ways to create a sharper profile. 

Best Candidates

Good candidates for chin augmentation surgery are men and women who may experience:

  • A recessed chin
  • A lack of definition in the jawline
  • A weak profile due to poor chin structure
  • Facial imbalance

What to Expect

During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate your chin to see how it fits in relation to the face and neck, as well as the position of the teeth. In some patients, a severe overbite (lower teeth behind the upper teeth) may be present and the chin's position may be a reflection of an overall shorter lower jaw. In these patients, other treatment options may be considered, including jaw surgery. In some cases, an X-ray of a patient's profile may be useful to look at both the facial profile and the bone structure for treatment planning. For patients who need a chin implant only, the implant is positioned over the bone, below the lips in a pocket that is created to hold the prosthesis in place. Scarring is usually not evident since the incisions are placed under the chin or within the lower lip. Liposuction of the chin and/or neck may be incorporated to help achieve a more defined jawline.

Other Considerations

Following chin augmentation surgery, patients will have variations in the healing process based on their individual surgery. For those receiving an implant, there will be much less downtime. For those undergoing genioplasty, the recovery will be longer as the jaw, bone, and teeth have been manipulated which will need additional recovery time. All patients, no matter their procedure route, should expect some bruising and swelling following their procedure. Patients may be given a chinstrap to help control the swelling and to help tissue adapt to the implant or new bone placement. Swelling usually subsides after 7-10 days, but this varies among patients.

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Strengthen Your Profile

Chin augmentation surgery provides definition to the facial profile by transforming a weak or recessed chin and defining the jawline. This procedure can help to restore your self-confidence and can make a tremendous difference in the overall appearance of your face. If you want a stronger jawline and facial profile, we encourage you to schedule a chin augmentation consultation at our office for more information.

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