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Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure which uses a chin implant to improve a receding chin. The surgery can create a more balanced profile and better facial harmony.
Chin implants come in a variety of materials, including custom-made Mersilene mesh implants and silicone implants. Because they provide very natural results, Dr. Batniji generally prefers to use extended anatomical implants coated with a Goretex-like product.
Chin augmentation is appropriate for healthy men and women who have reasonable expectations for improving a chin that is weak in appearance. Augmentation can also be achieved with the use of the injectable filler Radiesse and this is a good alternative for those individuals who are not yet ready for an implant.
Chin augmentation can be performed by itself, however Dr. Batniji often performs it in conjunction with rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, cervical lipectomy, submentoplasty, necklift or facelift at his Newport Beach practice.
Dr. Batniji may perform your chin augmentation procedure at a surgery center or hospital. He is affiliated with several fully accredited surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California, and these include the Newport Beach Surgery Center and Hoag Hospital.
Dr. Batniji commonly uses intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to maximize the patient's comfort, however general anesthesia may be used if multiple procedures are being performed at once.
Surgical times for chin augmentation tend to average thirty minutes to one hour.
The chin implant may be placed through one of two locations: underneath the chin or inside of the mouth. The incision on the chin is designed to be well hidden from view and also allows other procedures, such as neck liposuction, cervical lipectomy, submentoplasty and the neck lift, to be performed through the same incision. For this reason, and because the incision inside of the mouth may involve a higher rate of infection requiring implant removal, Dr. Batniji tends to prefer the chin incision.
Some amount of swelling, bruising and discomfort can be expected after your chin implant surgery. Discomfort can be treated with medication. Dressings applied after surgery will be removed on the following day. You will likely find that you can return to work within one week of your surgery. However, you will be advised to wait several weeks before partaking in more strenuous activities, particularly those in which the face may be bumped or jarred.
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