Chin Augmentation/Chin Implant (Mentoplasty) Beverly Hills
Facial implants are an excellent way to improve facial harmony and provide a subtle and more balanced appearance to one’s face. Often time when one proportion is off, this draws unwanted attention to that area. A small or “weak” chin can cause the nose to appear larger than it is, the jawline to appear less defined, and the overall balance of the face to be off. Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, is a procedure where an implant made of biocompatible material is inserted along the chin and jawline to give the chin a more defined and attractive appearance.
When done alone, a chin augmentation procedure can be completed within an hour. If done alongside other procedures, this time can be longer. Often times, superior results are achieved with complementary procedures. A chin implant is often performed with a rhinoplasty to achieve the most ideal, natural appearing results. Chin augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a neck lift or a face lift. These procedures ensure that the client can achieve their desired results from the surgery.
During the procedure:
The procedure is performed by Dr. Attenello in a fully accredited operating suite and the incision is very small and hidden underneath your chin. The procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and patients can leave for home the same day. The surgeon can use either general or local anesthesia during the procedure.
The procedure begins with the surgeon making a small incision either along the area below the chin, or inside the mouth. The chin implant is perfectly sized to fit your face. Fine sutures are placed, and a small bandage is used to help decrease the swelling and to help keep the implant in place. Small sutures and bandages are enough to help the area heal post-surgery.
Mild swelling can be normal, though bruising is usually rare. Most patients can resume social activity the next day as the downtime is usually minimal. Although downtime is minimal and you don’t have to worry about a long recovery period, you should avoid intense physical activity. You’ll be able to return to work within a week. Any discomfort or pain should be minimal and can be managed with medication. The area around your chin may feel sore for an hour or two after your surgery but after that, the pain will dissipate.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your chin augmentation in Beverly Hills. Dr. Natalie Attenello is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has provided all of our patients with the amazing surgical care and amazing results.