Some of us are born with a chin that recedes, which means that when you are seen from the side of your face your chin does not come forward enough to create a balanced facial appearance. This has often been called a “weak chin.” Thankfully, through the use of chin implants in Englewood, NJ, Dr. Richard D’Amico can dramatically enhance your profile to create a more balanced look to your face. A chin implant is often used along with nose surgery, but can be part of any facial procedure. Restoring proper chin projection is also an easy anti-aging technique*.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Chin implants can be inserted on almost any healthy patient whose jawline is not balanced with his or her facial structure. Many rhinoplasty patients attain better facial balance by having chin implants placed during the same surgery. Chin implants come in many sizes and shapes to fit every patients needs. Dr. D’Amico will discuss the appropriate type and size of implant at your consultation. The goal is that the implant will fit naturally with your facial structure. If you’re more concerned with skin laxity or excess fat around the chin, a non-invasive skin tightening treatment such as Venus Freeze may give you the facial definition you want*.
How It’s Done
Chin implants can be performed under general or local anesthesia in our accredited office surgical suite. During your procedure, Dr. D’Amico will choose the best shaped and sized implant for your needs.
Chin implant procedures involve minimal bruising or swelling, which means you will need to take only 2 to 3 days away from normal activities. It generally requires about 6 weeks for the implant site to be completely healed and for final results to be visible.*
We strongly suggest that you avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks following chin implant surgery, particularly any activity that might expose the mouth area to any trauma. High school and college students, in particular, should take time off any sports that expose the face to potential trauma, such as football, lacrosse or hockey.
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico, serving the New York metro area. He enjoys spending time with you one-on-one to understand your objectives and give his professional opinion about the procedures that are best for you. You will never feel pressured to choose surgery and you will even have a second consultation visit (included with your fee) to bring along family or loved ones and ask follow-up questions. The consultation fee is applied toward any surgical procedure you choose. We are also happy to schedule appointments by phone.
* = Results may vary