A defined chin balances your face and gives you a stunning profile. At his practice in Plano, Texas, Dr. Patrick Obasi is adept at chin implant procedures and other cosmetic enhancements for men and women. If you’re ready to emphasize your features and put your best face forward, the team at Noble Cosmetic Surgery can help.
Chin Implants Q & A
What is a chin implant?
A chin implant, or chin augmentation, procedure helps to reshape the size or enhance the look of the chin. Some patients want their chin to be longer, wider, or bigger to better complement the rest of the face. Most people can qualify to have a chin implant procedure, but the best candidates have a receding chin and a normal bite.
At a preliminary consultation, you and Dr. Obasi select a firm silicone implant in a shape and size that helps you achieve your desired results.
How is the procedure performed?
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure with intravenous sedation. Dr. Obasi makes a small incision, possibly under the chin or inside the mouth where the lower lip meets the gum. He gently stretches the tissue to create space for an implant.
The procedure may also involve reshaping bone or fat to achieve the right contours. To do this, he might use a bone saw or chisel tool to cut the jaw bone and reposition it, holding it in place with screws or wires.
After he inserts the implant, Dr. Obasi closes the incision with fine sutures. The procedure usually takes 1-3 hours.
What will my recovery and results be like?
After the operation, Dr. Obasi makes sure you’re prepared to go home with detailed aftercare instructions.
You’ll have a surgical dressing that needs to remain in place for a few days. You’ll also be advised to follow a liquid diet, gradually transitioning back to soft foods to limit excessive chewing during the first few days of recovery.
In most cases, you’ll need to avoid or limit some physical activities until you’ve fully healed. Dr. Obasi might also recommend you wear a brace while sleeping for several weeks.
You might feel a tight, stretched sensation, but it typically subsides within a week. Swelling usually resolves completely in six weeks. Dr. Obasi can prescribe you prescription medication to manage tenderness and pain.
Results are fully noticeable after about six weeks, possibly longer, depending on when your swelling subsides. Chin implants usually last a lifetime, and scarring is most often very minimal or not noticeable at all.
Get the look you’ve always wanted: Request a consultation with Dr. Obasi by phone or online today.