Chin Implant in Los Altos, CA
Chin implants can create a stronger looking jawline and an enhanced profile, in person and in photos. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers chin implants for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto, and the surrounding communities of California. Dr. Mittelman is a pioneer of facial implant surgery. The Mittelman Extended Chin Implants are the most popular implants of that type in the United States and are used worldwide.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Genioplasty, also called chin augmentation, is a procedure which reshapes the jawline to provide a stronger profile and may also correct a chin which has receded.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
Chin implants can greatly impact the facial appearance and create a balance between facial features. Weak chins can negatively alter the appearance of other facial features; the nose is often affected, as a poor chin often makes the nose appear out of balance. Chin augmentation and rhinoplasty are often performed together to maximize positive outcomes.
What Happens During a Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation procedures are performed by placing a Mittelman Extended Chin Implant in the chin region, which improves jawline appearance and promotes positive facial harmony.
This procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes up to an hour and is performed under local or general anesthesia. A minor incision is made either inside the mouth at the lower lip or underneath the chin. A pocket is created in the tissue which sits atop the jawbone, and an implant which has been determined to be the correct shape and size will be inserted. Following implant insertion, the incision is closed, and tape may be applied to the chin.
Is Chin Augmentation Right For Me?
If your chin appears to be receding or weakened and you wish to restore its prominent appearance, chin augmentation may be able to help you. The best candidates have reasonable expectations for surgery and are in good health.
Chin Augmentation Recovery
Swelling and bruises may appear after chin augmentation is performed, and swelling may inhibit facial movement. Dietary restrictions may be necessary if incisions are located inside the mouth. Pain medication will be available to alleviate pain in the first few days of recovery. Dissolvable sutures may be used; if not, sutures are removed five to seven days following surgery. Refrain from returning to work for a week following the procedure, and do not start participating in laborious physical activities for six weeks; you do not want to accidently bump this area while healing.
How Much Do Chin Implants Cost in San Jose?
At Mittelman Plastic Surgery, we work to make facial surgical procedures affordable for everyone. We urge you to use our financing options or to pay by cash, check or major credit card.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on a chin implant or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.