Chin implant surgery, also known as genioplasty, improves the contour of the chin, neck, and jawline. The procedure involves placement of an implant along the lower anterior jaw prominence to enhance the size and shape of the chin, thus creating a more natural balanced facial appearance. This procedure is a long-lasting solution to improve a weak or recessed chin.
Individuals who are bothered by a weak chin or feel that their facial features lack proportion will benefit from chin surgery. Chin augmentation can help to improve facial harmony, correct a recessed chin, and improve definition of the neck and jawline.
Chin implant surgery is often an outpatient procedure that is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision is created either underneath the chin or inside of the mouth, through which the chin implant is fitted along the lower anterior jawline
Chin implants are small, solid devices made up of silicone or other synthetic materials and is contoured along the jawline. Chin implants vary in size and shape, and Dr. Wallach will work with you to find an implant that will achieve your desired aesthetic goals.
Chin implant surgery usually takes about an hour to complete. Following the procedure, the incision is closed with sutures and bandages may be placed. There is relatively little downtime needed, and those with desk jobs can typically return to work within seven days.
During recovery, patients will need to sleep with their head elevated for about 1-2 weeks after surgery to help control swelling and protect incisions. Strenuous activity or exercise can usually be resumed within 3-4 weeks. It is important to follow Dr. Wallach’s specific post-op instructions to help ensure a safe and quick recovery.
If you would like more information about NEW YORK PLASTIC SURGEON DR. WALLACH and his success with New York City chin implant surgery, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our CONTACT FORM to request additional details.