A well-defined chin gives balance to the face especially on profile view. Conversely, a weak chin may make the nose appear larger than it is. Chin augmentation or reduction, called mentoplasty, can achieve facial balance and harmony and improve the effects of aging on you jawline and chin.
Whether you are interested in chin surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is extremely important. During the one-on-one consultation, Dr. Meier will thoroughly examine your chin, jawline, and neck to determine what procedures may be right for you. If you are interested in chin augmentation or reduction in Florida, we want you to be familiar with the process.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
Mentoplasty can be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty. Dr. Meier only uses board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. To augment the chin, Dr. Meier begins by making a small incision either in the natural crease line just under the chin. The properly sized implant is then placed and is made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin. This allows customized fitting of the implant to the configurations of your face. After implantation, Dr. Meier uses fine sutures to close the incision. The incision heals to an almost imperceptible scar.
In chin reduction surgery, incisions are made either in the mouth or under the chin. Dr. Meier then sculpts the bone to a more pleasing size. The procedure, depending on the extent of the work, takes approximately an hour.
Immediately after surgery, Dr. Meier applies a dressing that will remain in place for two to three days. You will experience some tenderness in the chin area and post-operative discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications. Most patients feel a tight sensation after the surgery, but this usually subsides within a week. Stitches are removed in five to seven days.
After a few weeks, most swelling will be gone, and you can enjoy the results of your procedure. Rigorous activity may be prohibited for the first few weeks after surgery. Normal activity can be resumed after a few days. Dr. Meier will give you detailed instructions regarding care after surgery including what to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery. Follow-up care is important so Dr. Meier can monitor the healing process.
Facial Plastic Surgery in Florida
Your face is your most important feature as it gives both the first and lasting impression. Aesthetic style differs greatly between surgeons as it depends on not only acquired knowledge and experience, but also aesthetics and ability. Dr. Meier uses his expert knowledge, advanced skill and precision techniques to provide you with beautiful results and a natural appearance. That is his style in everything face so call our team for a consultation with Dr. Meier today.