For a patient with a small or recessed chin, an implant can completely transform the facial profile.
Who is a good candidate?
- Small or recessed chin
- Normal sized jaw
- Normal “bite” (how the teeth come together)
- Healthy patient
- Reasonable expectations
How is the procedure performed?
As an independent procedure, a chin implant can be performed under mild sedation and local anesthesia. A small incision is either placed in the mouth or under the chin. The implant is placed over the bone. Implant materials vary. Our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jess Prischmann, prefers the soft nature of Mersilene Mesh. This procedure can be combined with submentoplasty (neck liposuction), rhinoplasty, or facelift.
What is the recovery?
Downtime following a chin implant is typically 5-7 days. Bruising and swelling may last for a few weeks following surgery. Infection is rare (less than 5 percent).
If you would like more information on chin implants and chin augmentation procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, please contact Dr. Prischmann today.