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Chin Augmentation FAQs

Chin Augmentation FAQs

People choose chin augmentation when they feel that their chin is too weak, too prominent or somehow isn’t the right shape or size for the rest of their face. The problem with the chin may be due to heredity, an injury or aging. Some people have been known to have Los Angeles chin augmentation because they don’t like the size of their nose and figure chin augmentation will not only balance it but is less painful, less risky and less expensive than rhinoplasty. The following is chin augmentation what to know:

Who’s a Good Candidate for Los Angeles Chin Augmentation?
A good candidate for the surgery is a person who doesn’t smoke, is in good overall health and doesn’t have pre-existing conditions that could complicate Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery.

What’s the Difference Between Genioplasty and Mentoplasty?>
There’s actually no difference between genioplasty and mentoplasty. They both mean surgery on the chin, though some doctors say that genioplasty repositions and/or resculpts the patient’s chin bone to give them the look they desire. There are several ways a surgeon can perform genioplasty Los Angeles or mentoplasty Los Angeles. The chin can be moved forward, moved backward, moved from side to side or made longer or shorter.

How is Genioplasty/Mentoplasty Performed?
Chin augmentation can take the form of sliding genioplasty Los Angeles or implants. In sliding genioplasty, the front of the patient’s chin bone is cut away, slid forward and wired into place. This is done for people who have a severely receding chin, or retrogenia or people whose chins are too long or too prominent. This surgery is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia.

With chin implants, the surgeon can either place an implant made of plastic into the chin to change its shape, make it more prominent or enlarge it. The implant is inserted either through an incision in the mouth or through an incision the surgeon makes under the patient’s chin. Sometimes the surgeon changes the appearance of the chin through dermal fillers or the patient’s own fat. The drawback with dermal fillers or fat is that the body can absorb them over time, but the patient can have filler injections more than once. Chin implant surgery can be done using local anesthesia with sedation.

How Long Does Chin Augmentation Surgery Last?
Chin implant surgery usually lasts about a half an hour to an hour, while the more complex sliding genioplasty lasts about an hour and a half to three hours.

What Kind of Doctor Can Perform Chin Augmentation?
Doctors who can perform genioplasty or mentoplasty Los Angeles are cosmetic surgeons, otolaryngologists, or ENTs and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Chin Augmentation?
Compared to a type of Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery like rhinoplasty or facelift, chin augmentation doesn’t have a long recovery period. Most patients can return to their normal activities after a few days, though it may be a month before their doctor clears them to go back to the gym.

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