The chin is one of the most important elements of facial balance and symmetry. With the right technique, chin surgery can be one of the most effective ways to fix imperfections in your facial structure and give you that movie star look you’ve always wanted! But don’t just take our word for it – listen to our patient, who has this to say about her new face: Finally, I feel like me again! I was seriously embarrassed by my face and I couldn’t go out with my friends anymore.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon
Finding a qualified plastic surgeon can be tough, but there are many resources available to help you get started. Ideally, your first step should be consulting your primary care physician for a referral or recommendation. In our practice, Dr. Noble works closely with plastic surgeons and often recommends patients consult a board-certified plastic surgeon before proceeding with any surgical procedure that includes tissue or bone reconstruction.
-Determine if you are a candidate for chin surgery by scheduling an appointment with your doctor and having a complete examination.
-Look into costs and what type of care is covered, as well as how many consultations you may need to go through before deciding on this course of action.
-Be certain that you’re in healthy shape before considering any type of procedure, like getting into the best physical shape possible and eating healthier, especially if a joint replacement is scheduled.
Facial implant surgery is one of many methods for achieving a better looking face. Many types of implants exist, such as bone and soft tissue implants, fat-grafting transplants, and cartilage transplants. Bone transplants are most commonly used, due to their stability.
Expect bruising and swelling for about 10 days after your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with a plastic face shield (or bandana) that should be worn 24 hours a day for the first week, or until swelling has gone down. Discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, but keep in mind that these may cause stomach ulcers.