Surgical and Non-surgical Options to Build a Strong Jaw Line
Attractiveness in both men and women depends to a large extent on the harmony in their facial features. A defined jaw line structure contributes significantly to the overall impression of the face. If you have a chin that is weak or recessed, an expert plastic surgeon can fit you with a customized chin implant to improve your appearance.
Genioplasty is the technique in which surgery is performed on the chin to improve neck, chin and jawline contours. This chin enhancement surgery involves placing an implant around your present chin bone to change the size and shape of the chin. When a skilled cosmetic surgeon performs this procedure, it lends a well-defined structure to a weak or recessed chin to make the face more attractive.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides chin and jawline enhancement procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
Why Get a Chin Implant?
Chin implant plastic surgery that corrects a weak or recessed chin can make you more confident about your looks. Chin augmentation helps to:
- Correct weakness in the chin
- Enhance facial harmony by making the chin proportionate to your other facial features
- Change the appearance of a “double” chin that is caused when your chin bone is very small
- Lend greater definition to the jawline and neck
How Does a Chin Implant Look?
Chin implants are small devices made out of a biocompatible solid material such as silicone. They are designed to fit snug around your chin bone. The implants come in different sizes and contours to give your plastic surgeon a good choice of finding the one that will give you the most natural looking chin.
If the chin implant surgery is done by a skilled surgeon, the results will be most natural, and no one can tell that you have undergone the procedure.
What You Must Know About Chin Implant Surgery
Chin implant surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon first makes a tiny cut below the chin or within the mouth. Then, he fits the chin implant through this incision and places it around the chin bone.
After the surgery, sutures are used to close the cut, and the chin is bandaged. Chin implant surgery generally requires less than an hour to complete. The time may be greater if you are simultaneously undergoing other cosmetic procedures.
Recovering From Chin Implant Surgery
The little discomfort following the chin implant surgery is easy to control using a cold compress or pain medication. For the first two weeks after surgery, you must sleep only face-up and with your head elevated. This will help protect the incisions made during the surgery and also prevent post-operative swelling.
Most persons who undergo chin augmentation surgery experience very less downtime and can get back to their daily routine within a week’s time. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for chin and jawline augmentation.
Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation
Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.