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Chin Implants

Chin Implant Surgery at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery

Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., with over 190,000 procedures performed annually.

If your chin and jawline are weak or undefined, adding an implant can permanently improve your appearance by making your face appear more symmetrical. Those considering a surgical chin enhancement, technically known as mentoplasty, should know what this procedure entails and what to expect during recovery.

To learn more about chin implants and the best treatments to help you achieve your desired aesthetic, please call (617) 237-6061 or complete our online form to arrange your consultation.

What Are Chin Implants?

Silicone implants can provide a more contoured, defined chin and jawline. Dr. Shektman will insert this soft, natural-feeling implant through tiny, hidden incisions, sculpting the silicone to harmonize with your nose and mouth.

Non-surgical chin and jawline enhancement is also possible using dermal fillers. Depending on your goals, you may prefer this option, which requires no incisions or healing time. However, the results are only temporary and are not as dramatic as what chin implants can provide.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Chin Implants?

The chin is an essential facial characteristic that determines harmony and symmetry. Many patients seeking chin augmentation wish to make their jawline more defined to balance with their nose and forehead.

Patients of all gender identities who are unhappy with their chin’s appearance can benefit from chin augmentation surgery. Ideal candidates for chin augmentation should be in good overall health, non-smokers, and have a receding chin or poorly defined jawline.

Surgical chin implants tend to be more popular among men who desire a characteristically masculine chin and chiseled jawline, while many female patients benefit from dermal fillers to create a more shapely, feminine aesthetic.

In many cases, patients might not want to create a significantly more pronounced chin but rather achieve more symmetry and facial harmony by filling out a recessed, particularly sunken, or weak chin.

What Alternatives Are There to Chin Implants?

Chin implants are a surgical procedure with permanent results. However, some patients might have concerns about the risks and downtime involved and opt for less invasive procedures.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an excellent way to achieve your desired chin aesthetic. Using injectable products in targeted areas, Dr. Shektman can sculpt your chin and jawline, creating a truly personalized and unique appearance. However, fillers will eventually wear off as your body metabolizes them, and you’ll need periodic touch-up appointments to maintain your look.

Fat Transfer

Chin augmentation via fat transfer is a semi-invasive procedure that involves harvesting fat cells from elsewhere on your body, purifying them, and injecting them into your chin and jawline.

This procedure combines the benefits of chin implants and dermal fillers.

  1. The results from a fat transfer chin augmentation are longer-lasting than dermal fillers.
  2. Since fat transfer uses your tissue, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
  3. The procedure is less invasive than placing a chin implant.

To help you decide what approach would be best for you, consult with an experienced, board-certified

Care and Compassion

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.

At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.

What to Expect During Chin Augmentation Recovery

Having a chin implant will provide an immediate improvement in your facial symmetry and profile. Minor discomfort, swelling, and bruising are the most common side effects, which should resolve on their own approximately two weeks after your surgery. You can reduce swelling by sleeping on your back with your head elevated.

We recommend taking at least a week off work to rest and recover. To speed your healing process, please stick to light activity, such as gentle walks around your neighborhood, for the first few days following surgery. While you are recovering, it’s crucial to avoid any significant pressure or stress that could shift the implant out of place. Over the next several months, the implant will continue settling into your jawbone until it reaches its final resting position.

Can I Combine Chin Augmentation With Other Procedures?

Chin augmentation complements many other facial aesthetic procedures, especially rhinoplasty or a brow or eyelid lift. By taking a comprehensive approach to your facial rejuvenation journey, Dr. Shektman ensures optimal, balanced results to make you look and feel your best.

It’s crucial to have realistic expectations for what chin augmentation can do for you. You can bring in photos of what you hope to look like after surgery to give Dr. Shektman an idea of the shape and size you’re aiming for. However, remember that everyone’s facial anatomy is different. The goal of having a chin implant procedure is not to make you look like an entirely different person – rather, it’s to enhance your natural features and create more facial harmony and structure.

Why Choose Dr. Shektman?

Dr. Shektman is one of the best chin implant surgeons in Wellesley. He’s built his reputation over the past 30 years by providing high-quality results with unmatched customer care. You will feel welcomed and understood from your initial consultation through post-procedure follow-ups. Dr. Shektman has served thousands of patients, and his client list continues to grow in a competitive field.

Refining Your
Natural Beauty

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shektman will work with you so you can be proud and confident in the person you see in the mirror.

Chin Implants FAQs

The silicone implants used for chin augmentation surgery are lifetime devices. Still, some people might seek revision surgery several years after their initial procedure to keep their results fresh and align with their changing aesthetic ideals.  

After chin implant surgery, you should expect swelling, bruising, and pain. These effects are natural as the body adjusts to the implant and the incisions heal.

Swelling and bruising will begin to subside a week to 10 days after the procedure, and the incisions will usually fully heal within two weeks. Be patient, listen to your body, and give yourself plenty of time to recover and focus on your self-care.

Chin implants look and feel very similar to natural body tissue. After chin implant surgery, many people notice an improvement, but nobody around them will guess that they had any work done.   

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