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Chin Augmentation

Beauty may only be skin deep. But, for centuries, well-defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. A strong chin provides balance and definition. Possessing these features can even enhance your self-confidence. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, make-up was the only alternative.

Now, thanks to modern technology, there is a safe, permanent method to correct a receding chin in men and women worldwide. Chin augmentation (mentoplasty) give residents a more vibrant and attractive look of distinction. These procedures can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects.

Chin Implants FAQ:

Are chin implants and chin implants safe?

Chin implants have proven to provide a safe, predictable, low-cost, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure. To date, millions of facial implants made from non-toxic materials such as silicone and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) have been implanted, with no reported cases of allergic reaction. The implants, designed specifically for use in the chin come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These implants can be customized by your surgeon for a more natural fit. Dr. Long always carefully selects implants for chin augmentation to achieve the finest result for each individual patient.

How is chin implant plastic surgery performed?

Chin implantation procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. They can be performed using general anesthesia with the patient asleep, or using a local anesthesia to numb the treated area while the patient remains awake.

How is chin implant plastic surgery performed?

Dr. Long, MD will perform your chin implant surgery under anesthesia. Depending on the site you have chosen for implants, Dr. Long will make small, inconspicuous incisions before inserting the implant. During your consultation, you will discuss the best location to place the implants, and Dr. Long will explain which incision technique he will be using. Most scarring is either not visible or very minimal, fading over time. Dr. Long’s experience and knowledge have placed him in the position of being able to offer excellent results with facial implants.

How will I look after chin implant surgery?

Chin Implant surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can enhance your confidence by releasing the emotional burden of an undefined chin, or a weak jaw. After your surgery with Dr. Long, the structural appearance of your face will be more balanced and proportional, giving your face a more defined, symmetrical and pleasing look.

Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Chin Implant?

Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform chin implant surgery have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look” (windblown appearance) etc.  As a patient, you should always seek out a professional with the experience and skill to achieve your personal goals. Always look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure.  Always look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.

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