Facial implants are used to add contours or create a more balanced or more proportionate appearance to the face. They are often used to sculpt and augment the chin and jawline. If you have a receding or weak chin, want to create a more contoured look, or want to correct asymmetry, Dr. Kerendian of Los Angeles might recommend a chin implant.
A chin implant can be performed in a single procedure and offers immediate and permanent results. It can give you the look you want quickly and easily, but is not right for every patient or every situation. Dr. Kerendian might recommend an implant if you:
• Have a receding chin
• Have a weak chin
• Have an undefined chin
• Want a fuller or more contoured chin
• Want a more proportionate facial appearance
• Want to correct abnormalities due to an injury or congenital condition
For the best results, you should be in good general health, have realistic expectations, and a positive attitude. If you smoke, you will need to quit for a period before your surgery to ensure proper healing. You will also need to stop using certain medications. Dr. Kerendian will provide you with detailed instructions so that you can be prepared.
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. The incision locations are marked, and once the incisions are made, a pocket is created in which the implant can be inserted. Once the chin implant is in position, the incision will be sutured closed, and a bandage or tape may be placed over it to protect the site. Because the surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, you will be able to recover comfortably at home in the Los Angeles area.
Some post-operative swelling and bruising are normal. A cool compress can help reduce these symptoms. You might need to eat a liquid diet for a day or two. Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Kerendian will explain the proper protocol for your aftercare to promote recovery and healing. Following these instructions will reduce your risk of complications or injury.
The results of a chin implant procedure are permanent. Contact cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles Dr. Kerendian today to schedule your consultation.