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.
The Chin Implant Process
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 neck lift 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.
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
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.