Chin Implants in Orange County
A simple soft silicone implant can make a dramatic difference in the facial profile. A weak or underdeveloped chin will exaggerate fullness in the neck and is one aspect of the face that unfortunately is sometimes tied to a person’s character. The chin defines the character of the face; a long chin has been associated with strength and power, whereas a short chin suggests weakness. Chin implants impart a classic desirable feature that signifies not only youth but a refined and more friendly and healthy appearance.
What Can A Chin Implant Do For Me?
Both men and women can have “weak” or small receding chins. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will balance a profile, create symmetry, add an appearance of strength and capability, and will have an immediate contouring effect on the entire lower jawline. For OC patients who have a larger nose, a chin implant will visually alter the nose size, making it appear smaller and more proportionate to your face.
Chin Implant Procedure
Your chin implant is easily placed with a single minimal incision. It is inserted through a small incision under the chin which is hidden in the natural crease and shadow area. To begin the procedure, Dr. Sikorski makes an incision along a pre-marked line beneath your chin. Then she will carefully create a small pocket below the muscle layer, just above your jawbone so the implant can be placed in front of your chin. This pocket will hold the chin implant. Chin implant surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or may be part of other selected surgical procedures choices such as a necklift or facelift. Chin implants are pliable and feel similar to natural tissue so once in place, they are indiscernible from a natural chin. Their pliability allows them to be inserted through a small opening so incisions are quite short. Dr. Sikorski will insert and carefully position the sterile implant, ensuring a tension-free fit inside the pocket. The implant position is carefully inspected from all angles and if need be, any necessary adjustments are made. The pocket is closed with small sutures. Lastly, small bandages in combination with a compression bandage may be applied to provide comfort and support.
Fitting your chin implant to your face
Dr. Sikorski takes into account a patient’s entire facial proportions in determining the size and shape of your chin implant. It is crucial to select the right size, make an accurate and smooth trim and place the implant “pocket” in the right location. A precisely placed chin implant will look completely natural and be very comfortable. Chin implants are made from silicone – used for facial implants for nearly 50 years.
After Chin Implant Surgery
Swelling after the procedure may cause the skin to appear a little shiny at first, but it will subside within a couple of weeks. As the swelling resolve the area of the implant will soften and will look even more natural. Your muscle movement should not be affected. The implants are placed so that they are unlikely to shift, and the tissue surrounding the implants will stretch to comfortably accommodate them over the following months. Scars are hidden in creases or in areas where they are difficult to detect, and they will fade considerably over time, making them almost imperceptible. With a chin implant Orange County patients can achieve the shape, definition, and contours that they have always wanted.
Alternative or Related Procedures
Costs of Cosmetic Surgery
At Natural Image OC in the Orange County area, we maintain a top-level integrated, AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center. This helps reduce the costs of cosmetic surgery because we are not tied to the additional costs of a satellite surgical center, nor do any “overtime” costs that can accrue from extra surgery time or anesthesiologist fees. In the end, this can save up to 25% over what many surgeries might cost elsewhere.
Your consultation visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite, and view additional photo results of our OC patients. Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned salesperson. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. Contact Dr. Sikorski at our office in the Orange County area for your chin implants consultation. Call (949) 448-0487.