As highly regarded Beverly Hills chin implant specialists, Drs. Mayer and Fleming have helped numerous patients realize their dreams of a beautifully contoured chin. Their reputation for outstanding surgical results and impeccable patient care attracts many patients from throughout the greater Los Angeles area, the United States and the world every year. Please peruse the paragraphs below to learn more about this procedure and the results chin implant Beverly Hills patients can achieve through it.
Augmentation mentoplasty – or chin implant surgery – is performed in order to increase the size of the chin. As in nasal surgery, we want to achieve harmony with the surrounding facial characteristics. Ideally, the chin should project to a point immediately below the lower lip. When surgery of the chin is necessary it can be done in conjunction with the rhinoplasty or as a separate procedure. Orthodontia to correct the position of the teeth or oral surgery to change the position of the jaw is sometimes required.
The most common aesthetic flaw our Beverly Hills chin implant patients desire to correct is a recessed or underdeveloped chin. We treat this with an implant of soft medical grade solid silicone, placed through an incision in the mouth or in the skin crease under the chin. Other materials can be used such as bone from the hip or cartilage from the rib, but this requires a second operation to obtain the implant material and for this reason are rarely used. The chin is bandaged for four to five days. In cases where the chin projects too much, the jaw can be reduced through an incision in the mouth.
There are minimal risks of infection, bleeding, rejection or asymmetry, and very rare occurrence of nerve injury. The implant could move if the patient suffers a severe blow to the chin at a later date, necessitating repositioning.